Mom arrested in death of 'Baby Angel'

Mom arrested in death of 'Baby Angel'

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SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) - Police have arrested the mother of a newborn boy who was found dead at a recycling center in the New York suburbs.

The Spring Valley police chief said Wednesday that Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman was arraigned Tuesday night on a charge of second-degree murder.

The chief said she is accused of strangling the infant and leaving the body in a Spring Valley recycling bin. The bin was taken to a recycling center in Elmsford, 25 miles north of New York City. The body was discovered there Nov. 12.

The chief clerk at Justice Court said Guaman-Guaman did not have a lawyer at her arraignment and the case was referred to the public defender's office. A call to that office was not immediately returned.

Police gave the baby they named 'Baby Angel' a funeral.

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