Farmersville mom arrested after baby found in trash

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Police have arrested the mother of a newborn baby. The child's body was found in a trash can in Farmersville late last year.

Action News first told you about the story back in October. Police were called to a home on Shasta Avenue near Ash Avenue in Farmersville, where they found the child's body. They believe the baby was born at the home earlier in the day.

Friday, the child's mother, Danielle Downing, 23, was arrested by investigators. She's charged with homicide and child abuse and endangerment.

Downing is expected in Tulare County court to answer to those charges on Tuesday.

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