Winchester Police: Mother Arrested after Giving Birth, Putting Baby in Garbage Bag

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A Clark County mother is in jail.  Police said she tried to put her newborn in a plastic bag after giving birth in a toilet.

Winchester police said Cassaundra Haney told Social Services Workers that she didn’t know she was pregnant.

Police said Haney told her roommate that she gave birth in her toilet then put the baby in a plastic garbage bag.

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Officers said her roommate heard the baby crying, took the baby out of the bag, questioned Haney and called 911.

Police said the baby was in the bag for about 15 minutes.

Haney is charged with attempted murder and tampering with evidence.

Police said the baby was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Haney denied ABC 36’s interview request.

She’s scheduled to be in court on Wednesday.