Mother of newborn baby found in NC trash can arrested, charged with attempted murder

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 20th, 2020 3:21 pm
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Last Updated Jul 22nd, 2020 at 7:04 pm

The mother of a newborn baby that was found in a black garbage bag inside a trash can behind a North Carolina church last week was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo, 21, has been indicted for first-degree attempted murder and was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be assessed before being transferred to the New Hanover County Jail. She is being held on $800,000 secured bond.

Last Thursday, a woman named Cynthia Burton rescued Calix-Macedo's newborn baby boy from a trash can near Christ Community Church in Wilmington, NC.

Burton quickly ran to a nearby apartment complex and flagged down a couple to call 911, while she unwrapped the baby's umbilical from his neck and wiped away the blood.

"Every time I close my eyes, I felt that I was reopening the trash bag and seeing the baby... but the good thing," Burton said at the time. "I knew he was alive when I found him, and I knew that was a good thing. But I knew I didn't have a lot a lot of time."

EMS transported the baby to the hospital and reports indicate he is doing well.


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