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Mother charged over abandoned baby in NY subway

Published on Jul 9, 2014 6:39 AM
 
A woman rides the subway before the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island in the Brooklyn section of New York on June 21, 2014. 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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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