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Greenville, SC - (WJZY)- A 28-year-old woman has been charged after her newborn baby was found in a trash can outside of a South Carolina residence on Monday, according to police.

Greenville police say the owner was checking around his home on Chaney Street when he discovered a trail of blood outside. The trail led him to the city trash can where he found a newborn baby wrapped in a plastic bag and bloody towels. The baby was still alive and in critical condition when found.

Sharon Ferguson, the mother of the child was found in front of a liquor store one mile away from the home. The homeowners linked police to Ferguson after telling them she was the last person to live in the home.

Ferguson was brought in for questioning and admitted to putting her newborn in the trash. She was later charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of unlawful neglect of a child. Her bond was set at $125,000.


The South Carolina Department of Social Services has begun an investigation into the neglect and abandonment of  the child.

The baby remains in the hospital and is in stable condition.

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