Eastern KY Mother Pleads Not Guilty To Abandoning Baby

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- An eastern Kentucky mother accused of abandoning her newborn baby on the steps of a church has pleaded not guilty to felony charges.

Twenty-nine-yea-old Angela Dawn Brooks appeared in court yesterday to answer to charges of abandonment of a minor and wanton endangerment.

Authorities say she was arrested Friday, three days after the infant was found on the steps of the Catlettsburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Catlettsburg Police Chief Mark Plummer says the boy was taken to a local hospital and appeared to be doing well. The infant was one or two days old at the time.

Temperatures last Tuesday were in the 90s, and police have said it's doubtful the child would have survived had authorities not been alerted soon after the infant was dropped off.

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