Woman accused of leaving newborn child in trash can makes first court appearance

Woman accused of leaving newborn child in trash can makes first court appearance
Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo (Source: Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A woman who allegedly abandoned her newborn baby inside a trash can in Wilmington last week made her first appearance in court Monday.

Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo, 21, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

A woman walking her dog along Fairview Drive Thursday afternoon heard the baby’s cries coming from the trash can and rescued the child before calling 911.

Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo made a brief appearance in a New Hanover courtroom Monday afternoon. Through a translator, she asked for a court-appointed attorney. Her next court date will be Aug. 6.
Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo made a brief appearance in a New Hanover courtroom Monday afternoon. Through a translator, she asked for a court-appointed attorney. Her next court date will be Aug. 6. (Source: WECT)

After she was taken into custody, Calix-Macedo was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for an assessment and later booked in jail under an $800,000 bond.

Calix-Macedo made a brief court appearance Monday afternoon through video. Through a translator, she asked for a court-appointed attorney. Her next court date will be Aug. 6.

Police said the baby is healthy and doing well.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective H.M. Wooddell directly at (910)-341-0166.

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