Mother of baby found at Bi-Lo Center indicted - FOX Carolina 21

Mother of baby found at Bi-Lo Center indicted

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The mother who is accused of leaving her newborn baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville last year has been indicted.

Police said two workers at the arena found the boy up to his neck in water while cleaning the women's bathroom Feb. 4, 2011.

Jessica Blackham, 24, who police said is the baby's mother, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect of a child. She was released from jail on a $30,000 bond.

According to court documents, the Greenville County Grand Jury met on July 31 and indicted Blackham on charges of unlawful conduct towards a child and infliction of great bodily injury on a child.

A spokeswoman for the 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office said the indictments mean the case can proceed to trial.

Days after the boy was found, the Department of Social Services said a foster family had been lined up for the child.

Blackham's parents told the judge presiding over her bond hearing that Blackham doesn't remember much about the events at the Bi-Lo Center. They also said their daughter has amnesia.

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