Police in Paducah credit a local businessman with saving a newborn girl’s life after hearing the baby crying in the dumpster where she had been placed.
The Sheriff’s Office says the witness saw a young man walking away from the dumpster near his business, then found the baby and called authorities. A 17-year-old boy was later charged with attempted murder and other charges. The teen is the boyfriend of the 15-year-old mother, who was taken to a local hospital.
Authorities don’t yet know if the teenager is the baby girl’s father. No word yet on the mother’s condition, or if she will face charges. A captain with the Sheriff’s Office tells The Paducah Sun there’s no doubt the man saved the baby’s life.