(NBC NEWS) KEARNS, Utah -- A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows. Alicia Marie Englert, 23, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder.
The baby girl was in critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital on a ventilator and fighting for her life, authorities said.
The mother told officers she had left the baby about an hour before the child was found, authorities said. Englert told police the baby had not received any medical care or food.
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