The Bizarre World of Florida

Another ‘mother of the year’ …. Mother charged with death of newborn baby September 4, 2012

The mother accused of leaving her newborn son  in a dumpster after telling hospital workers she had a botched abortion has been  charged with her baby’s death.

Alexandria Sladon-Marler, 33, from Fort  Lauderdale, was arrested yesterday on charges of manslaughter and child neglect  causing great harm.

Police found the baby boy wrapped in a towel,  stuffed in a pillowcase and dumped in the trash cans of a hotel.

The  gruesome discovery was made by police on August 10.

Sladon-Marler was treated by emergency  doctors at hospital that same day.

Doctors found that she still had an umbilical  cord attached to her and did not  believe Sladon-Marler when she told them that  she’d had an abortion.

‘They asked her what she thought she was  suffering from,’ Garcia told  CBS.  ‘She advised she’d had an abortion. They  found that was not true. She  had actually given birth to an infant.’

Hospital employees called the police and told  them that the patient had been staying at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Palace  Hotel.

Responding officers then found the infant’s  body hidden in the dumpsters outside the hotel.

According to doctors, the severed umbilical  cord on Sladon-Marler matched the cord that was attached to the  baby.

Sladon-Marler was rushed to Broward General  Medical Center after her concerned aunt  arrived at the hotel and found her  niece covered in blood.

This is not  Sladon-Marler’s first run in  with the law. In 2004, she was charged with cocaine possession and between 2009  and 2011 she was charged with  trespassing. In 2010, she was charged with petit  theft.


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