SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say killed and dumped her newborn baby in the trash at a recycling plant in Westchester.
Cops arrested Maria Guaman-Guaman Tuesday night after she confessed to smothering the baby boy, named “Baby Angel” by investigators. Law enforcement sources say the child was born alive, killed at the woman’s home, then dumped at Brookfield Recycling plant in Elmsford on Nov. 12.
Spring Valley Police Chief Paul Modica said that Guaman-Guaman is from Ecuador and in the United States illegally.
Guaman-Guaman also has a two-year-old daughter, who has been taken away by child protective services, officials said.
The woman has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail.