Juvenile arrested and charged with leaving baby in dumpster

A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with leaving a baby in a dumpster Thursday afternoon.

The infant was found in a dumpster on the street behind Fernwood Apartments. The baby was taken to a hospital and is reportedly in stable condition. 

Detectives interviewed a juvenile who admitted to putting the baby in the dumpster.

He was taken to the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center and is charged with attempted murder, criminal abuse 1st degree, and tampering with physical evidence.

A female was also taken to the hospital yesterday after calling 911 for a medical emergency. Medical staff say the female gave birth to a baby hours prior to calling for help.

A search warrant was executed at the female's home and evidence was collected in connection to the investigation.

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