3 charged after newborn left atop trash can in Chicago alley

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CHICAGO (AP) — The teenage parents of a newborn left atop a trash can in Chicago are facing attempted murder charges, and a grandmother of the child is accused of lying to police about finding the baby.

Chicago police say the 16-year-old mother and 17-year-old father are expected to appear Friday in juvenile court.

Police say the girl gave birth, wrapped the boy in a towel and placed him atop a garbage can Tuesday on Chicago’s Northwest Side. They say the boy put the baby in a bag before calling his 37-year-old mother, who took the child to a fire station.

She’s charged with disorderly conduct for falsely reporting how she ended up with the child. The Associated Press isn’t naming her to avoid identifying the teens.

The boy was taken to a hospital and Chicago police say Friday his condition has improved to serious from critical.

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