Mom facing attempted murder charges after allegedly tossing newborn in garbage

Posted at 8:25 PM, Aug 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-27 11:20:08-04

KEARNS, Utah -- The Utah mother accused of tossing her newborn in a neighbor's garbage can is now facing attempted murder charges. 

Police said 24-year-old Alicia Marie Englert was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called a home near 5300 S. and 5200 West after neighbors found the newborn girl in their trash.

Authorities said the baby was born Sunday and had not received medical care or food.

The infant is in critical condition at a local hospital and is in protective custody pending further investigation.

Police have released the probable cause statement, which can be read below:

Englert, Alicia SO# 378640