Woman tosses her newborn girl in a dumpster, faces attempted murder charges and deportation
A Brazilian woman was ordered to be held without bond after she confessed to Florida detectives that she dumped her newborn after putting her in a plastic bag.
The detectives of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Rafaelle Alessandra Carbalho Sousa late on Thursday on charges of attempted murder and child abuse.
According to a report in Fox News, the baby was 6-pound, 8-ounce when she was found by two maintenance workers who heard the baby crying on Wednesday, and she was then taken to a local hospital.
Sousa, who the Immigration office said had entered the country illegally, is currently in custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
15th Judicial Circuit Judge Ted Booras ordered Sousa on Friday to not have any contact with the baby. The order was then translated by Booras' orders.
The detectives found Sousa as a result of finding another plastic bag filled with bloody napkins and a receipt from a beauty supply store. The store then provided the detectives with information about Sousa, which led them to her residence in Boca Raton, Florida.
The mother also said that she tried to get the baby to respond, and after dumping the baby, also tried to make sure that the baby was dead. She couldn't get too close as there were too many people nearby. One of the neighbors of Sousa who was interviewed by the detectives said that he had no idea that Sousa was even pregnant.
A spokesman for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bryan Cox, in an email statement said that a detainer has been issued to take Sousa into custody and deport her once her criminal case is resolved.