Utah Woman Accused of Attempted Murder of Her Baby
(Salt Lake City, Utah) A 23-year-old local woman, Alicia Marie Englert, was arrested Tuesday for putting her newborn into a trash can hoping it would die.
Englert was charged with attempted murder.
The child was born Sunday and had not received care or food prior to being found and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.Englert's father found the baby in a trash can, not knowing it was his grandchild.
According to a probable cause statement, Englert told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and “she said she discarded the baby in hopes it would die and solve her problems.”
Englert’s parents spoke to FOX 13 News Wednesday, saying they are devastated by all that’s transpired. The pair did not wish to speak on camera, but they tell FOX 13 News that Alicia has a learning disability and reads and comprehends at about a third-grade level, despite being 23 years old.