Woman charged with leaving newborn in hospital trash can

May 10, 2016 3:24 PM

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Woman charged with leaving newborn in hospital trash can

A Davenport woman is charged with child endangerment, after police say she left her newborn baby in a trash can in an Iowa City hospital.

According to a criminal complaint, 22-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader went into a bathroom not knowing she was pregnant at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics late Sunday night and delivered a baby in the toilet. She says she thought the baby was dead, because it was not crying, so she tried to fl...

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