Greenville mother of Bi-Lo baby expected in court

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A mother accused of abandoning her newborn infant in the toilet of a South Carolina sports arena is expected in court.  

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Jessica Blackham is scheduled to appear in court in Greenville on Wednesday afternoon. She was indicted earlier this year on charges of unlawful conduct toward a child and infliction of great bodily injury to a child. 

Blackham was arrested in February 2011 after two workers at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville found a newborn baby boy up to his neck in toilet water and called 911.  

The 6-pound baby survived and was placed in foster care. Blackham was arrested, and her parents told a judge she did not know she was pregnant and didn't remember giving birth.  

Blackham also has another child. 

 

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