Maryland woman arrested for baby dumping

Woman Charged In Newborn’s Death:

22-year-old Melanie Blevins of Westminster, MD. has been arrested for killing her newborn.

She claims that back in October the baby was born stillborn and she put the baby in a trashbag and dumped it in a dumpster behind a church.

The autopsy says different. According to the medical examiner the baby was born alive and the baby died due to manual asphyxiation.

Maryland’s safe haven law says a baby can be dropped off at a police station or hospital for up to three days.