A woman charged for child abandonment has rejected a plea deal. The Newstimes reports that 22-year old Anny Castillo was in court on Friday, but it wasn't disclosed how much prison time she could have faced as part of the plea deal.
The case was transferred to the court’s supervisory pre-trial docket. A mental health evaluation has been requested by her attorney.
Castillo is accused of abandoning the newborn behind a Main Street grocery store in May, after giving birth alone in her bedroom. She told police she wasn't aware of the state's Safe Haven law allowing for babies under 30 days to be left at a hospital with no questions asked.
The child is in custody of the state Department of Children and Families.