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A young mother in Columbia, South Carolina, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of throwing away a newborn.

The infant was found inside of a dumpster back in April of 2015. Shelby Taylor was found guilty a week ago, and was sentenced today after a delay in the sentencing by the defendants, as they wanted the judge to consider the scientific evidence of postpartum depression in hopes of a lesser sentence.

“I just want to be a mom again,” Taylor said. “I am a loving person; that was not me in my moment. I love my kids with all my heart. I regret this every single day.”

Source: Mother convicted of leaving newborn baby in dumpster sentenced t – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

 

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