Bug-Covered Baby Found In Bushes

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A newborn baby was found outside a Texas apartment complex on Thursday.

The child was less than an hour old, and still had her umbilical cord attached. Investigators tracked down a woman who is believed to be the mother of the baby girl.

"I was like 'Hey, there's a baby outside on the sidewalk", said John Baldwin, who recorded video of the baby on the ground after Peterson found her. The local prosecuting attorney is now considering charging the baby's mother on possibly multiple charges.

CBS affiliate KHOU-TV spoke with Albert Peterson - the man who rescued the newborn - about the incident.

Peterson, who made the unpleasant discovery at around 5 a.m. on August 10 in Houston, Texas, said that he initially thought the crying baby girl was a doll, according to KHOU.

The mother and another person were taken into custody. "I heard some crying and wining and crying, and I kept walking until I got closer to the noise, and then I looked at the ground and there was a baby down there", said Peterson.

"Had this neighbor not been here, we'd be looking at a homicide", Harris County Deputy Thomas Gilliland said.

The mother was examined by paramedics and is expected to be OK.

Police also found the baby's mother and charged her with attempted second-degree murder.

Child Protective Services is helping in the investigation. There is a Texas law that allows new parents, under certain conditions, to give up their child.

You may be asked by an employee for family or medical history to make sure that your baby receives the care they need.

It is the second infant abandonment that LifeNews has reported about this week. "I picked her up, cleaned her off, put her in a sheet and took her in my house", Peterson said.

This story is courtesy of KSAT 12's sister station KPRC in Houston.

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