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Mother of abandoned 5-day-old baby charged

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The mother of a five-day-old baby boy who was found in a plastic bag on Thursday on Sergany Drive in Kingston has been charged with abandonment of a child.

She is 29-year-old Monique Markland, otherwise called ‘Sashie’ of a Mountain View address in Kingston 2.

According to the release from the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, reports from the Rockfort police are that residents found the baby about 4:00 pm Thursday and alerted them.

The police say the baby was transported to the Bustamante Hospital for Children where he was examined and admitted in stable condition.

The police did not provide a specific date, but said yesterday that Markland is to appear in court next week.

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