Condition Of Baby Thrown In Snow Bank Upgraded

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(credit: Hennepin County Jail)

(credit: Hennepin County Jail)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The condition of a newborn that was thrown into a snow bank in south Minneapolis has been upgraded.

Minneapolis Police say the condition of the 3-week-old baby has been upgraded from critical to serious and now the baby is in satisfactory condition.

Witnesses saw the baby’s mother throw the baby down twice near Chicago Avenue and East 18th Street.

The baby was only wearing a T-shirt and was wrapped in a blanket. The baby was rushed to the hospital with a low body temperature and is now in protective custody.

The baby’s mother, 21-year-old Ashley Couch, has been arrested for child neglect.

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