South Florida Mom Faces Attempted Murder Charges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
July 2, 2014

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) -- An infant is in a hospital and his mother is charged with attempted murder following an apparent near-drowning in a South Florida canal.

According to the Miami Herald a passing motorist called 911 Tuesday after seeing the 3-month-old boy in the grassy area near a Miramar canal with a woman nearby.

Miramar police say the woman's behavior "caused concern" for the motorist, who stopped and asked if the baby was OK. The motorist has medical experience and began CPR on the child, who is at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in nearby Hollywood. His condition wasn't immediately available.

Police say the woman now faces attempted murder charges. They declined to say whether the woman might be suffering from postpartum depression.

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