California mom arrested for burying baby alive

December 8, 2015

Compton infantThe mother of an infant found buried alive under asphalt and rubble in Compton is in jail facing charges of attempted murder and child abuse. The charges carry a possible life sentence. [ABC News]

Authorities arrested Porche Washington, 33, on Thursday after obtaining her name from the hospital where she gave birth and tracking her through acquaintances. Washington pleaded not guilty on Monday and is being held in jail on $1 million bail.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Ruiz said Washington did not want people to know she was pregnant, and she hid the pregnancy from family and friends. Washington was stressed and afraid, and at first, she did not want to deliver the baby, Ruiz said.

She gave birth at a hospital on Nov. 23. On Nov. 26, the hospital released her with the child.

Two days later, two sisters were walking on a Compton bike path, and they heard muffled cries. Deputies responded and found the newborn girl wrapped in a blanket in a crevice buried under pieces of asphalt and rubble next to the path.

Emergency personnel treated the infant at the scene before transporting her to a nearby hospital.

The baby is currently hospitalized in good condition. Social workers say they are trying to find a family to adopt the infant.


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6 Comments

  1. SamLouis says:

    Here is a photo of “Porche” Williams:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XSiL5S97s_o/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/O1pUFhQW7UY/photo.jpg

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  2. TWEEKSBALMER says:

    She is one lucky little girl, lets hope she has a blessed rest of her life.

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  3. JimF says:

    “This woman was 33 years old and obviously she knew better.” — Not necessarily. My cousin works as a nurse at a couple hospitals up in the bay area and some of these mothers who are allowed to leave with newborns are literally retarded. In the more overburdened areas social services and healthcare providers won’t take responsibility unless they have to. They’re even giving newborns with drugs in their systems back to junkies. I don’t know if any of this is the case here, but i wouldn’t be surprised if this woman turned out to be incompetent.

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  4. shudacuda says:

    That would be” lives” and “they” would be racist…..but yeah, I get it.

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  5. SLOBIRD says:

    This woman was 33 years old and obviously she knew better. We have a drop off clause in this State. Take the baby to a hospital, church or fire station, no questions asked. Let’s see, baby is black, mom is from Compton (no mugshot, wonder why) and they are still putting their hands up saying black lifes matter – ALL LIFE’S MATTER. Good brief!

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  6. audidriver2010 says:

    Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law…

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