Newborn infant found in trash can; North Carolina mother accused of attempted murder
07/20/2020 12:51 pm PDT
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -- A woman who allegedly abandoned her newborn baby inside a trash can in Wilmington last week made her first appearance in court Monday.
Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo, 21, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
A woman walking her dog along Fairview Drive Thursday afternoon heard the baby's cries coming from the trash can and rescued the child before calling 911.
Calix-Macedo made a brief court appearance Monday afternoon through video. Through a translator, she asked for a court-appointed attorney. Her next court date will be Aug. 6.
Wilmington Police said the baby is healthy and doing well.
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