Mother Who Buried 3-Day-Old Daughter Alive Near Bike Path Gets 14 Years Behind Bars

A 33-year-old woman who buried her newborn infant alive under a pile of rubble near a Southern California bike path was sentenced to 14 years in state prison, officials said.

Porche Larona Washington pleaded no contest to attempted murder in a court appearance Wednesday and was immediately sentenced, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

Her 3-day-old infant was found abandoned in a hole near a Compton riverbed by two passersby on Nov. 27, 2015, authorities said.

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"As they searched, deputies heard a baby’s muffled cry and located a newborn baby girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path,” the LASD said in a statement.

The baby girl was found wrapped in a blanket and was cold to the touch, authorities said. She was hospitalized and was last reported to be in good condition.

Washington was arrested six days later, officials said.

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Investigators said she hid her pregnancy.

The child was abandoned while she still fell within the age window covered by California's Safe Surrender Law, which allows a parent to leave a baby at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County with no questions asked. Babies three days old or younger are covered by this law. 

Washington also admitted to a special allegation that she committed great bodily harm on her newborn, the DA’s office said Wednesday. 

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