Police in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have arrested a mother they say discarded her infant son in a hotel dumpster after she told hospital staff she had had an abortion.
Alexandria Sladon-Marler, 33, was arrested Monday morning and faces charges including aggravated manslaughter and child neglect, according to authorities.
The incident began on August 10th when police were contacted by emergency room workers at Broward General Medical Center who said Sladon-Marler told them she was experiencing symptoms from a recent pregnancy, police said.
Sladon-Marler told doctors she'd recently had an abortion and the symptoms were a result of the procedure, but a medical evaluation didn't support her story, police said.
Doctors told police Sladon-Marler had recently given birth but were unsure of the baby's whereabouts, police said.
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