Mum left newborn in church manger
A mother who left her newborn baby in a Christmas manger inside a New York City church will not be prosecuted.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said the unidentified mother felt her newborn was in a warm place and would be found safe.
He said the mother had been located and interviewed about putting her son in a creche at Holy Child of Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens.
A church custodian found the 5lb baby on Monday, after hearing him crying. He was wrapped in towels and had his umbilical cord still attached.
Emergency crews took the newborn to a local hospital, where he was in good health, police said.