A Winchester woman was charged with attempted murder Monday after she allegedly left her newborn in a plastic bag at her home.
Cassaundra Haney, 29, is charged with attempted murder and tampering with evidence, Winchester police Capt. James Hall confirmed.
The baby boy was listed in stable condition Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Hall said.
The case began Friday morning with an emergency medical call, police said.
Hall said Haney's roommate called 911 after Haney admitted she had given birth and had placed the baby in a plastic bag, thinking the child was dead. Haney said she didn't know she was pregnant, Hall said.
WKYT reported that the roommate took the infant out of the bag.
The mother and baby were transported to Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, and police were contacted to assist with the case, Hall said. The baby later was moved to UK Hospital.
Officers took Haney into custody Monday morning.
The case remains under investigation, and much work is left to be done, Hall said.
"We have a lot more people that we need to interview and a lot more information we need to run down," he said.
Haney was booked into the Clark County jail Monday morning. Bond had not been set as of Monday afternoon, jail officials said.