Venissa Maldonado Wiki – Bio
Venissa Maldonado, 25, a California woman was arrested after allegedly dumping her newborn baby in a gas station trash can.
Venissa Maldonado was arrested for attempted murder and felony child abuse after she left her crying baby inside a Chevron gas station bathroom Thursday, Fullerton police officials told The Post. Through her statements to detectives, it was determined that the child was hers,” department spokesman Sgt. Ryan O’Neil told The Post.
Venissa Maldonado is 25 years old.
California mother arrested after she allegedly dumped her newborn baby at a gas station in a dump – Police Investigation Report
O’Neil said detectives have yet to determine whether or not Maldonado delivered the baby inside the bathroom. One of the gas station attendants called 911, O’Neil said. Police officers who responded to the call discovered the baby crying inside the trash can. The Fullerton Fire Department was immediately called to the scene and took action to save the baby’s life. The newborn was transported to a local hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition, O’Neil said.
Police served a search warrant around 1:45 a.m. Friday at a Fullerton apartment, where Maldonado was arrested. California has a Safe Surrender of Babies Act, which allows parents to surrender newborns to any fire or police station, or other designated locations without fear of prosecution within 72 hours of birth.