MS woman abandons child for 2nd time after delivering on her own, returning to work

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 2:44pm

Police in Houston, Mississippi have identified the woman they say abandoned her newborn baby in a storage unit last Friday as 25-year-old Cora Lynn Watkins. They also say this isn't the first time she's committed a crime of this nature.

Police say some children were playing outside Friday and heard a baby crying.

"They went back inside and got some of the family members," said Police Chief Bill Voyles. "They went out to the storage shed and found the little baby out there wrapped in a blanket.

Those family members rushed the baby to Trace Regional Hospital. He was later airlifted to Le Bohneur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

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