The incubator in question, 23-year-old Lasasha Allen, sent a text to the child’s father Saturday, claiming that the child had fallen out of a car window and was injured. She did this, she told police, to get a reaction from the child’s father.
The baby’s father apparently neglected to respond to the text, and because Allen doesn’t want anyone thinking she’s a liar or anything, she had to rough up that baby a bit. She loaded up the baby and another child, aged 7, and went for a drive.
Police say Allen drove to some rural location with a lot of curves, and once she hit about 45 mph, opened the passenger door and pushed the baby out. Then, for whatever reason, she just kinda waited at the scene for a bit before finally taking the child to the hospital.
Allen later told police that her intent was to inflict minor damage so that she would not be caught in a lie.
The baby underwent surgery Monday, and is said to be in stable condition. The child, along with Allen’s five other children (*glances up to double check incubator’s age*), have been placed in the custody of Child Services.
Allen has been charged with attempted murder and ordered held on a $750,000 bond.
“This was a horrendous act, one that is beyond explanation. I hope that everyone will pray for that child and its siblings through this ordeal,” said Sheriff Kevin Cobb. “One thing is certain. The child is in a safer place today than in the hands of the mother. Justice can’t move quickly enough in this.”
Tags: Attempted Murder, Child Abuse, Lasasha Allen, Lousiana, Winnsboro