Wednesday continues the tradition of Bad Parents.
Valeeka Gartrell, 27, is accused of discarding her newborn in a sealed plastic garbage bag. She is sad that she can't visit the boy since she's charged with attempted murder and first-degree child abuse, her lawyer told The Detroit News for a story Friday.
"She has pictures, but that's obviously not enough," Barry Resnick said. "She would love to see the baby, but there is a court order that prevents it and she will abide by the order."
Resnick has said his client likely was suffering from postpartum depression after giving birth on April 23. Unaware of the birth, Gartrell's mother and stepfather took her to St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia for what they thought were pre-birth complications, police said.
But when hospital staff told the parents she already had given birth, police said the stepfather rushed to the family's Westland home and followed the child's cries to the garage.