Charge, Bond Reduced Against Mother Who Abandoned Baby
Posted December 22, 2006
Michelle Richardson was captured on surveillance video inside the restaurant. Police said she carried the newborn inside under her jacket, then left the infant boy in a bathroom stall. A customer later found the baby.
A Wake County judge determined the incident did not merit a felony charge because the abandoned baby was not harmed.
Richardson's bond was also lowered from $25,000 to $10,000. She was also ordered to stay away from children unless another adult is present and to undergo a mental evaluation. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 19.