Officials said an infant girl with burn wounds was thrown in a trash bin by her 24-year-old babysitter, who also assaulted the baby’s mother.
On Monday, Andiana Velez abandoned the 8-month-old child in the dumpster at the Presidential Gardens apartment complex in Newhallville, Connecticut.
Velez left the child after attacking the girl’s 21-year-old mother, authorities said. Velez now faces several charge, including assault, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child.
The infant was found with burns on her hands, but officials haven’t yet determined how she got them or who was responsible.
Velez is set to appear before Superior Court in New Haven, & is being held on a $250K bond.