LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police in Lawrence, Kansas, say a 9-month-old girl’s stepfather is accused of abandoning the infant in a trash bin earlier this month.
The Kansas City Star reports that 27-year-old Marquis Jamall Young is charged in an arrest warrant with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse.
The child was found early July 7 in the trash receptacle at an apartment complex.
The infant was treated at a Kansas City-area hospital and was released about two weeks later.
A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Amy Rhoads, says the girl is in the state’s custody and will continue to receive outpatient treatment for her injuries.
It was not immediately clear Tuesday if Young has an attorney.
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