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.”