Mother who abandoned newborn girl gets state prison term

Yardis Perez-Perez gets a state prison term after she abandoned her newborn baby in a vacant building. (Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office)

TRENTON, N.J. — A mother who abandoned her newborn daughter in a vacant building in New Jersey’s capital city last year is now headed to prison.

Yardis Perez-Perez had pleaded guilty last December to manslaughter and child endangerment charges. She was sentenced Friday to concurrent five-year state prison terms with no chance for early release.

Mercer County prosecutors say the 27-year-old Trenton resident’s child was only a day or two old when she was found April 23 in a Trenton building. They say Perez-Perez allegedly gave birth to the child and abandoned her a short time later, providing little or no care for the infant.

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