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Lancaster woman arrested for alleged attempted murder, child neglect

October 6, 2009 | 11:13 pm
A 19-year-old Lancaster woman who allegedly claimed to have suffered a miscarriage was arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder and child neglect.

Alyna Gutierrez showed up at an Antelope Valley hospital Sept. 30 saying that she had a miscarriage at her home and had flushed the remains down the toilet, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

While Gutierrez was at the hospital, her mother found a newborn girl in her daughter's apartment.

Gutierrez was hospitalized for an infection she received during child birth. She was released this morning and arrested by investigators, the department said.

The baby, who weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, was listed in good condition today and will be placed in protective custody.

--Robert J. Lopez