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Mom Held After Baby Survives Being Tossed in Trash Can

A newborn boy survived and was listed as stable Monday night after having been tossed into a trash can in South Carolina, police said.

The boy's mom, identified as Sharon Lenise Ferguson, 28, was charged with attempted murder and child abandonment. She was arrested after the boy was found about 4:30 p.m. ET wrapped in a pink blanket and a plastic grocery bag in a trash can in the family's backyard in Greenville, in the northwest part of the state.

Greenville police said the boy was near death when he was found by a neighbor who had followed a trail of blood. Emergency crews began treating him at the scene. By Monday night, he was reported to be stable.

IMAGE: Sharon Lenise Ferguson
Sharon Lenise Ferguson of Greenville, S.C., was charged with attempted murder and child endangerment Monday after a baby was found in a trash can in the family's back yard. Greenville County, S.C., Jail

Ferguson remained in the Greenville County jail Monday night on $125,000 cash bond.

— M. Alex Johnson