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Filipina mom to stand trial for allegedly abandoning baby

06 April 2018

By Vir B. Lumicao

A Filipina mother wold face trial on Mauy 31 after she pleaded not guilty on Mar 19 to a charge of ill-treatment of a child for allegedly abandoning her year-old baby boy on a street in Wanchai on Oct 19 last year.

Magistrate Peter Law set the trial date after the prosecution asked for time to prepare and to contact the witness.

The prosecution did not mention whether it had received two psychiatric reports on the mental condition of defendant Angelita Labador that it was supposedly waiting for previously.

A female neighbor of Labador reported to the police after seeing the mother leave the baby boy on the pavement next to a rubbish bin at 280 Queen’s Road East.

Police found the baby conscious at 6:49 pm and sent him to Ruttonjee Hospital for a check-up.

Officers later nabbed Labador, who was said to be hiding nearby.

Labador is staying in a shelter run by the International Social Services Hong Kong, which had also assisted her since her arrest.

Her child is in the custody of the Social Welfare Department, the court was told.
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