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Parents arrested after throwing newborn baby in trash

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KLFY) - The parents of a newborn baby were arrested Friday after the baby was found in the trash.

According to Alexandria Police, around 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, APD officers were called to a house on Bush Avenue.

When officers arrived, they contacted emergency personnel, who had been summoned earlier to a report of a miscarriage.

They told officers that they had arrived and began treating the mother, and discovered a newborn baby, still alive, in the trash.

Both the mother and baby were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators learned that after the baby was born, it was placed in the trash.

According to police, the parents waited over an hour to call for help.

On Friday, February 23, the investigation led to the arrest of both parents for attempted first-degree murder.

Thelma Kirkland and Carl Hall were both arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The baby is still on life support.

This investigation is still ongoing, and no other details are available at this time.

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