Albuquerque mom allegedly tried to give baby away

February 24, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 24-year-old woman is facing child abuse charges after allegedly trying to give her baby away outside an Albuquerque pharmacy.

[auth] KOAT-TV reports ( Laura Lopez appeared in court Saturday and will be held on $15,000 bond.

Police say a substance abuse counselor heard Lopez trying to give away the infant in front of a pharmacy on Central Avenue.

Police say the baby was covered in a sticky substance, which was the result of a severe case of pink eye.

The infant has since been hospitalized.

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