The 27-year-old Sarah Lockner who pleaded guilty to trying to drown her newborn baby will avoid jail time.
The former McDonald’s worker was facing a possible charge for an attempt taking her baby’s life.
She complained of stomach pains during her shift and went to the restroom several times, and when a co-worker went to check on her and found a large amount of blood on the floor.
However, when a second co-worker looked in on the stall, they found Lockner holding a newborn baby with the head inside the toilet and pushing down while flushing.
She tried to tell the co-worker not to call the police, however, the co-worker called it anyway.
The child was not breathing when the police arrived on the scene, and it was rushed to a hospital where the doctors were able to save its life.
Locked told authorities that she didn’t even know she was pregnant until she gave birth in the bathroom, and this isn’t the first time she has claimed she didn’t know she was pregnant.
Three years before this incident, she also claimed that she didn’t know she was pregnant when she had given birth in her bathroom at home.
There’s nothing criminal about the previous incident, of course, but prosecutors planned to use it to argue if she knew she was pregnant this time.
She was charged with an attempt to take away her baby’s life, but the charge was since dropped by prosecutors when she entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of child endangerment.
She received her sentencing this month, and she was sentenced to a year in prison with credit for time already served in jail and four years’ probation.
The child survived and is currently being cared for by relatives of the father.