UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- A Marshville mother has been charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse after authorities discovered a newborn baby alive in a plastic bag Wednesday, March 25.
Casey Marie Thomas, 24, has been arrested after giving birth at home on Wednesday, deputies said.
Following the birth, detectives believe Thomas placed the infant in a plastic bag and concealed him outside under leaves. A concerned family member later took Thomas to Atrium Union for treatment after noticing large amounts of blood loss.
Medical personnel observed evidence of a recent childbirth, despite denials of pregnancy by Thomas. Officers responded to the home in the 8600 block of East Highway 74 and located the infant after hearing a faint cry.
The child was rushed to the hospital in Monroe where he remains in good condition.