Police find baby in DeKalb Co. storm drain

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 7:44 AM
Last updated 10:27 AM
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ATLANTA - Two young parents are facing child cruelty charges after DeKalb County police said they delivered a baby boy and placed it in a storm drain where it was discovered Thursday.

Landis Moore told police his girlfriend had given birth in a house and he had put the baby in a storm drain amid heavy rains Wednesday night. Officer Jason Gagnon, a DeKalb County Police spokesman, said he didn't know the baby's condition but that the boy was expected to survive and recover.

Moore, 19, was in custody and had been charged with child cruelty. The baby's mother, who hasn't been identified, is also facing child cruelty charges, but she is currently in a hospital receiving treatment.

Authorities were led to Moore after his 18-year-old girlfriend went to a hospital and told authorities she'd given birth and abandoned the baby.

Police found the baby boy in a drain around 4:30 a.m.

A police spokeswoman said she didn't know if Moore had an attorney.

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Just me 2
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Just me 2 09/17/09 - 07:07 am
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Who brought these two sorry

Who brought these two sorry humans up? Even animals do better than that!! Do they not know that there are people in this world who cannot have children? Sounds like attempted murder to me!!!!!!!!!!

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scoobynews 09/17/09 - 07:35 am
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Haven't they heard of

Haven't they heard of dropping the baby off at the Hospital for goodness sake? I am so tired of the "we were scared and didn't know what to do" excuses which I am sure this couple will plea. They sure knew what to do to make that baby so they should know what to do when they decided they didn't want him - adoption or abandon at a safe place like the hospital.

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liveandlearn 09/17/09 - 07:41 am
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[filtered word]! This is beyond

[filtered word]! This is beyond ridiculous. You know, I was approached at my car a week ago during my lunch break. I was minding my own business and this woman comes and knocks on my window. She asked if I could spare her any change to feed her family. She had 3 kids who were walking and obviously under the age of 4, her boyfriend/husband was pushing one in a stroller and she had one attached to her in one of those baby bjorn things. 5 kids!!!! Doesn't the health dept give out free birth control??? If you can't afford to feed and clothe the kids you have, stop having sex or get on birth control!!!!!! The kids in this article definitely need to be put behind bars to think about the severity of what they did. Sure, the woman that apprached me shouldn't have all those kids if she can't afford them, but at least she didn't leave any of them for dead.

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AhsanMinnik 09/17/09 - 07:51 am
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If it was raining they should

If it was raining they should have made a basket of reeds to float it in....

thereishope
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thereishope 09/17/09 - 09:28 am
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These two humans were brought

These two humans were brought up by parents, who did not care. and probably never talked to their children, or were on drugs or whatever! And than someone else tries to talk to them, send them a message about staying in school and encourages them to do good! And there are really people in this country not allowing that! what the hell is wrong with this picture?

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latosha_5 09/17/09 - 05:11 pm
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shame that the mother was at

shame that the mother was at the hospital recieving care while her child was abused/tortured...they should have stopped her care to give her the same lesson she gave that baby. she could have arranged an adoption or something! she had 9 months! and her boyfriend was just as dumb as she...how could you do that to your own flesh and blood is beyond me...

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