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Mother charged with abandoning newborn in trash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say an Indianapolis woman admitted giving birth in a warehouse restroom then dumping the newborn boy in a garbage can, expecting him to die.

A judge entered a preliminary not guilty plea Wednesday for 22-year-old Briana Holland on charges including attempted murder and child neglect.

Police arrested Holland after her co-workers at the Indianapolis warehouse found the newborn Friday night. Court documents say the baby's head was covered in a bag, part of a tampon applicator was inside his mouth and toilet paper was wrapped around his neck.

A police affidavit says Holland said she was scared and couldn't afford to care for her son. The baby is in the custody of child welfare officials.

Defense attorney Chadwick Hill didn't return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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lyricalvirgo August 06 2014 at 4:44 PM

Ummm - it's called put your baby up for adoption rather than kill the baby! Fry her lame a...!

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randy822 lyricalvirgo August 06 2014 at 6:14 PM

You sound worse than her!

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sboore47 August 06 2014 at 4:53 PM

Neuter her.

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dburton August 06 2014 at 5:02 PM

what a terrible thing to do to your own child.Didn't she know that having sex might bring on a pregnancy?Where does she think babies come from?Put her away so she can not try to kill any more children.

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tigerladdy August 06 2014 at 5:16 PM

Another dumbass who shouldn't be having intercourse! Why oh why are people so stupid? So glad the baby was found and can now be given to a family who will love him. Put that woman away forever and tie those tubes!

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sophia3451 tigerladdy August 06 2014 at 5:31 PM

Why tie the tubes??? pull them out and feed them to her

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Annika August 06 2014 at 4:42 PM

At 22 years of age you aren't scared by a pregnancy anymore. If she knew she didn't want him because she couldn't afford a baby, why didn't she either have an abortion early on or have him adopted?

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kimcrdr August 06 2014 at 4:47 PM

Oh dear lord, so many options she could have done instead of try to kill her baby! I would like to put a bag over her head and I would tie a rope not tp but a rope around her neck! If this piece of crap admitted to doing this then why did the judge enter a not guilty plea, she said she did it so put her away for life unless you want to extradite her to my house, I will do away with that garbage!!!!

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vaygollybum1 kimcrdr August 07 2014 at 11:01 AM

She may have been afraid and did not know what to do.

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milliebsp August 06 2014 at 6:16 PM

Why is it that you need a license to get married ...

You need a license to drive a car ...

But ANY irresponsible IDIOT can spread her legs, get pregnant, and have a child???

I'm SO sick of reading about this stuff!!

This woman (and I use the term loosely) needs to be prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law!!!

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pws42660 milliebsp August 06 2014 at 6:56 PM

I AGREE!!!!!!

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deirdreala milliebsp August 06 2014 at 7:41 PM

I think it was a horrible thing to do to that baby, but maybe she had some trauma like was raped by a relative or just raped. I think though she was selfish and out of touch. To disgard the baby then go back to work. Wow.

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JENNIFLEMING deirdreala August 07 2014 at 8:33 AM

That doesn't excuse what she did. If she was raped I am sure she would have said that instead of "couldnt afford the baby". If she was even raped, she could have given the baby up for adoption. So being raped is NOT an excuse.

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Colin August 06 2014 at 5:22 PM

How sick can one be? To some a life means absolutely nothing.

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lakota6020 Colin August 06 2014 at 5:39 PM

Just like the sex she had meant absolutely nothing to her. That's what one gets when answering a booty call.

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pws42660 Colin August 06 2014 at 6:57 PM

It shows just exactly how SICK she is because of what she did to the innocent infant!!!! Put her ass away!!!!!!!

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truthnocharge August 06 2014 at 6:37 PM

She thought it counts as an "abortion".
But it's only an abortion i
IF you kill the baby
while it's head is still
somewhat in the vagina.

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are.we.better.off.now truthnocharge August 06 2014 at 6:41 PM

And it only counts as an abortion if she slices the spinal cord.
This woman just doesn't get how to do it!

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Carolyn are.we.better.off.now August 07 2014 at 12:44 AM

I see no difference between what she did and aborting a baby. yet she will be prosecuted. At least this baby survived. He wasn't' ripped apart and removed from a uterus.in pieces.

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TR by ML Neal... truthnocharge August 07 2014 at 3:16 AM

truthnocharge.....we get it, we get your opinion. But this is NOT about you and your opinion!!!!

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hey August 06 2014 at 5:24 PM

another sub human monster making excuses , do the same thing she did to the baby, maybe we cant kill her but we should make her wish she was dead, she should be completly shunned by everyone and sterlized

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deirdreala hey August 06 2014 at 7:43 PM

Someone will take care of her in jail/prisin when they read about. Hope she won't be bragging in the big house.

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