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    Mother Charged After Child Left at Target

    A Maine mother is accused of abandoning her child in the parking lot of a Target in Easton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 24, 2018)

    Police in Massachusetts have charged a Maine woman whose 17-month old child was found alone in a shopping cart outside a Target store.

    Easton police said Monday that 27-year-old Acton, Maine resident Taylor Perdue will be summoned to court in the future to face a charge of abandonment or endangerment of a child.

    Officers responded to the Easton store at about 1 p.m. Saturday for reports of an unattended toddler.

    The boy was taken to the hospital, but appeared unharmed.

    Grandmother Stabbed Baby Girl, Burned Her in Oven: Police

    [NATL] Grandmother Stabbed Baby Girl, Burned Her in Oven: Police

    Police say a 20-month-old was stabbed to death, then burned in an oven in a home in Shaw, Mississippi. The toddler's 48-year-old grandmother, Carolyn Jones, was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018)

    About an hour later, a man called to say the child had accidentally been left behind. Purdue said she was with three other people and thought one of the others had put the child in his car seat.

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