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February 11, 2005

An hour ealier and she could have simply killed him.

From the South Florida Sun/Sentinel:

A man and woman tied a newborn baby in a plastic bag and tossed him out of a car before driving off Thursday afternoon, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

The baby survived, apparently unharmed, after landing on grass.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the infant boy, who was only about an hour old when he was tossed out of a white sedan, was a "miracle child" who suffered no broken bones, scratches or bruises.

"He's being listed in critical condition as a precaution, but we're hoping he'll be upgraded soon," she said late Thursday.

Pictured is the baby boy. It turns out that the “good Samaritan” Patricia Pokriots, 38, that took the baby to the sheriff's department is actually the baby's mother.

``It's not as horrible as we first thought,'' [Broward Sheriff Ken] Jenne said. ``The baby was never thrown out of a moving car. This is the case of a disturbed woman who gave birth and did not want to keep her child.''

The boy, now nicknamed Johny, was in stable and improving condition on Friday. The boy was reported to be gaining weight and ready for his first feeding at Broward General Medical Center later in the day.

The woman is being held by authorities pending a psychiatric evaluation

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 11, 2005 04:14 PM

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No accountability and no compassion on the part of the "mother."

That precious child needs to find a loving home soon...

Posted by: Donna at February 11, 2005 06:24 PM

I'm always reminded of that scene from the beginning of the old black and white version of A Tale of Two Cities where some royal servants were tossing large cuts of beef to the royal dogs while starving peasants looked on, hungrily.

The waiting time to adopt a newborn is well over ten years, yet people insist on their right to throw these babies away, or "suck them down a sink" as Dr. Laura puts it.

Posted by: Jack at February 12, 2005 10:35 AM

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