Mother charged over abandoned baby in NY subway
Published on Jul 9, 2014 6:39 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - A young homeless woman accused of abandoning her baby on a crowded subway platform in the heart of Manhattan was charged in a New York court on Tuesday.
The little girl, aged 11 months, was left in a stroller at the Columbus Circle station, one of Manhattan’s busiest, on Monday.
Frankea Dabbs, 20, pushed the stroller out of a train’s sliding doors onto the platform but did not get off herself.
Police described Dabbs as homeless and said she told officers she felt unable to cope with caring for her young daughter.
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