Homeless Woman, 28, Dumped Newborn Baby In Trashcan & Left To Die

Wed, April 23, 2014 4:41pm EST by 8 Comments
Homeless Woman Dumps Baby Trashcan
Courtesy Of WYFF, Greenville County Sheriffs Office

A homeless woman gave birth to a baby boy on the street, and then wrapped him in a plastic bag and dropped him into a garbage can hoping he would die. The woman has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder for her heinous act. Thankfully, officials believe that the baby boy will survive despite being found in critical condition.

Sharon Ferguson, 28, committed a cruel and inhuman act when she gave birth to a baby and then threw him in the trash on Monday, April 21 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Homeless Woman Dumps Newborn In Trashcan

On Monday, April 21 in a residential neighborhood of Greenville, South Carolina, police were called to a home around 4:30pm after residents reported finding pools of blood on the sidewalk.

After investigating the area, police searched a nearby trashcan which is where they made a horrifying discovery. Inside a pink blanket was a newborn baby stuffed into a plastic bag, barely alive.

“We found what looked to be blood outside of a trash can, and a little bit on the ground,” Officer Jonathan Bragg told WYFF, according to Daily Mail. “At that point we started digging around and found the newborn inside the trash can.”

Neighbors have since claimed that when police pulled the baby out of the trash, they noticed he was still moving.

Although the baby was found in critical condition, South Carolina Department of Social Services announced on April 22 that the baby was in good condition and expected to survive.

Thank goodness this scary story has a happy ending. Hopefully, the newborn baby will find a nice home where he will be cared for unconditionally.

Homeless Mom Is ‘Mentally Ill’ According To Family

After police discovered the newborn inside the trashcan, they arrested Sharon Ferguson at a nearby intersection.

Sharon confessed to giving birth to the baby “on or around” April 21, and dumping it in the trashcan. She has since been charged with attempted murder and is being held on $125,000 bail.

A family spokesperson told reporters that Sharon suffered from a mental illness, and that her homeless status was a very sad situation.

Sharon’s family is planning on asking solicitors to lower her charges from attempted murder, due to her mental instability.

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 1:23 AM on January 24, 2015  

Why is she being charged with attempted murder and her name and photo splashed across media when she could’ve been in an impossible and desperate situation she was HOMELESS and probably not in her right mind (or panicked and had no idea what to do, we don’t know how she was raised, her history, mental well being, or what she was been through to lead her to her) but another story I just read had a man stab a random toddler in the neck, kneel on his chest and strangle him before walking away like nothing happened. We need to stop treating women like they should me beyond human fault and situation just because they are women and can give birth. If you judge this woman then shame on you because there is far too little information in this article.

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Posted at 2:19 PM on April 24, 2014  

YOU ARE ONE SICK MOTHER F*CKER! I HOPE YOU END UP IN A TRASH CAN! I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW SICK YOU ARE! She could have brought this baby to a church, a firestation, ANYWHERE! Richard? YOU ARE A SICK LOSER! You need mental help!

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Posted at 7:00 PM on April 23, 2014  

This is exactly why states have Safe Haven laws: you give birth to a baby you don’t want you can go to any hospital/police station/fire station and give it up no questions asked. The baby lives and is put into the system and you can walk away without being a murderer!

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Posted at 6:53 PM on April 23, 2014  

people like these should get their tubes tides by the government! grgrgr

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Posted at 6:18 PM on April 23, 2014  

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Posted at 6:02 PM on April 23, 2014  


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Sherry L.

Posted at 5:27 PM on April 23, 2014  

They need to put the homeless woman in trash can. So she can seehow it feels to be dumped like that! I hope they get a lot of time. If she did want the baby she should have given it away or gave it to her family!! Its to many people that wants a baby to look at that it makes my heart sadden! I wish the baby find good and loving parents!

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Posted at 1:24 AM on January 24, 2015  

Do you think she has family if she is homeless? Don’t be so ignorant. It is a disgusting heinous act but don’t make ridiculous comments when not even knowing the back story and her proper position.

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