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Bradford County Teen Sentenced After Abandoning Her Baby

NEW YORK -- A teen from Bradford County who put her baby in a plastic bag and left her outside is headed to prison.

Harriette Hoyt, who was 17 when she was charged, must serve nine years in prison.

Police say Hoyt put her eight-month-old daughter in a bag and left the baby outside a home in Elmira last year.

Neighbors found the baby three days later.

A psychologist who examined Hoyt diagnosed with postpartum depression.

The baby survived.


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