Mother Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Putting Newborn in Clothes Dryer

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

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Mother Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Putting Newborn in Clothes Dryer

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

A shocking story from Virginia.

According to the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, a 39-year-old Virginia woman has been charged with attempted murder and felony child neglect for allegedly putting her newborn in a plastic bag and inside a clothes dryer after giving birth at her home in late-August.

The baby was found alive inside the dryer by the woman's husband, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch report, and is now in the custody of state child protective services.

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch report HERE.