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Teen Charged After Infant Left Outside in the Cold

January 2, 2015 9:37 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA 17-year-old boy has been charged after leaving an infant outside in a recycling bin early New Year’s Day.

Winnipeg police were called to the 500 block of Pritchard Avenue for a report of an infant girl being left outside at around 6:30 a.m. Police say the 19-month-old had life-threatening injuries and is now listed in stable condition in hospital.

The accused teen had been at a house party when a fight broke out. Police say the teen grabbed the child, who was not adequately dressed for the weather, and ran from the home. He later fell while running and landed on top of the child, causing several injuries. Police say he then left the child in a recycling bin and returned to the home, where he got into a physical altercation with a 13-year-old girl.

The teen has been charged with causing bodily harm by criminal negligence, abandoning a child, assault, and possession or consumption of liquor by a minor. He remains in custody.

— Staff