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