Police: Coram Mother Arrested for Attempting to Murder Her Baby


Felicia Squillace, 26, gave birth at her home, wrapped the baby boy in a plastic bag, and attempted to put him in the garbage outside, cops say.

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SCPD arrested Felicia Squillace of Coram, 26, who attempted to murder her newborn baby.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Coram, NY - May 11, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Thursday, May 10, arrested a woman who attempted to murder her newborn baby earlier this year.
Felicia Squillace gave birth at her home, located in Coram, on April 27 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Squillace wrapped the baby boy in a plastic bag and attempted to put the baby in a garbage bin outside. Two residents of the home heard the baby cry, took the bag from the mother, removed the baby and called police.
Following the birth, Squillace was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for medical treatment and evaluation. She was subsequently transferred to Brunswick Hospital where upon her release she was arrested by detectives from the Special Victim's Section.
The baby was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, for evaluation, and has since been released to Foster Care.
Squillace, 26, will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 11.
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