Mom of abandoned baby makes first formal court appearance

A mother accused of abandoning her baby outside a north Houston apartment made her first formal court appearance Wednesday.

HOUSTON - A mother accused of abandoning her baby outside a north Houston apartment made her first formal court appearance Wednesday.

Sidney Woytasczyk, 21, was charged with child abandonment by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office earlier this week.

Related: HCSO: Mom of abandoned baby charged with child abandonment

Prosecutors said Wednesday Woytasczyk told investigators she did not want to be a mother and did not want to see her baby.

The young mom is accused of abandoning an infant girl found near a sidewalk after giving birth to her in an apartment. The baby was found by a neighbor.

The infant is in ICU and being treated for a bacterial infection. She could be at risk of developing meningitis.

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