Woman who abandoned baby at Omaha home sentenced to jail

The baby boy was left wrapped in a sweater and a plastic bag last month.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A woman who left her newborn baby boy wrapped in a sweater and a plastic bag on an Omaha doorstep last month has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of abandonment.

Police say 28-year-old Maria Paiz-Perez left the 7-pound baby boy on a south Omaha front porch on April 6. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor count of negligent child abuse against Paiz-Perez.

An attorney for Paiz-Perez told the Omaha World-Herald on Thursday that his client is from Guatemala and was scared and unsure of how to take care of the child.

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