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#1503073 --- 08/09/17 07:53 AM Baby found in trash, teen charged with attempted murder
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Baby found alive in trash in Elmira, Northern Tier teen charged with attempted murder

Elmira Police have arrested a teenager from Sayre, Pennsylvania in connection to the baby girl found inside a plastic bag.

They say the teen has been arraigned in Elmira City Court and is facing attempted murder charges.

Around 1:00 p.m., Elmira Police responded to a home on the 600 block of Walnut Street after a child had been found inside a plastic bag outside.

"Our officers responded and we did locate a small infant child approximately 12 - 16 months old that had apparently been abandoned behind a residence here," says Sgt. William Solt, with EPD.

Police say the neighbors who found the baby girl began to give her aid until emergency personnel arrived on scene.

"The good samaritans who found the child brought it inside, tried washing it up and immediately called 911. They rendered as much first aid as possible until emergency responders could arrive on scene. The child was immediately transferred to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition," Sgt. Solt says.

While the child was found Tuesday afternoon, police say she may have been left in the plastic bag overnight.

By Karyn Anselmo, News Producer
Aug 09, 2017 12:40 AM EDT

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#1505917 --- 10/03/17 03:04 PM Re: Baby found in trash, teen charged with attempted murder [Re: newsman38]
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Psych exam ordered for teen accused of leaving baby in plastic bag

The Sayre teen accused of abandoning her baby in a plastic bag will undergo a court-ordered psychiatric examination.

Harriette Hoyt, 17, appeared in Chemung County Court on Friday with her attorney, Public Advocate John Brennan....

Hoyt is charged with attempted second-degree murder, a felony that carries a possible penalty of up to 25 years in prison if she's convicted.

County Judge Richard W. Rich Jr. agreed to order the psychiatric examination and scheduled Hoyt to return to court at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. He will review the findings of the evaluation at that time and entertain attorney motions.

Hoyt was remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of $125,000 cash bail.

Jeff Murray, jmurray@stargazette.com | @SGJeffMurray Published 11:15 a.m. ET Sept. 29, 2017

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