Mother Not Charged For Abandoning Baby

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury declined to indict an eastern Kentucky woman accused of abandoning her newborn on the step of a Catlettsburg church earlier this month.

The grand jury in Boyd County made it's decision in the case of 29-year-old Angela Dawn Brooks on Friday. Brooks had been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and abandonment of a minor child.

Brooks was released from the Boyd County Detention Center, where she was being held on 50-thousand dollars bond, following the grand jury's decision.

Boyd Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice says the grand jury made the right decision.

Justice said Brooks acted on flawed advice she received from a social worker from West Virginia when she left her infant son at the church on the evening of August Seventh.


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