Parents Call 911 To Report A Miscarriage When They Actually Dumped Their Newborn In The Trash

Parents Call 911 To Report A Miscarriage When They Actually Dumped Their Newborn In The Trash

Thelma Kirkland and Carl Hall have been charged with attempted murder.

Published February 27th

Two Louisiana parents were arrested on charges of attempted murder after police found their newborn baby in the trash.

On February 21, officers with the Alexandria Police Department were called to a home after there was a report of a miscarriage. Earlier in the day, Thelma Kirkland, 30, and Carl Hall, 31, called 911 for medical assistance; however, when the emergency personnel began treating the mother, they discovered a newborn baby, still alive, in the trash, reported KALB.

Both Kirkland and baby were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators discovered the baby was placed in the trash shortly after it was born and remained there for over an hour before the parents called for help, according to the investigation.

learned that after the baby was born, it was placed in the trash. According to the investigation, the parents waited over an hour to call for help.

On Friday, February 23, both Kirkland and Hall were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for attempted first-degree murder.

The baby is still on life support.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: KALB / Alexandria Police Department)

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