NEW YORK – A Brooklyn judge was left stunned after a mom who dumped her newborn down a garbage chute said she was looking for work as a home health aide.
Laquasia Wright must hold down a job as part of a deal in which she pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child -- but Justice Patricia DiMango was stumped by her career choice.
"That's probably the least appropriate job for her," DiMango told Wright and her attorney. "It defies logic. I don't think it's the best choice."
Wright was 18 when she was charged last year with trying to kill her baby boy by tossing him out with the trash at a Fort Greene housing project.
A worker at the Walt Whitman Houses heard the baby's cries and fished the boy out of the bottom of a trash compactor in May 2011.
As part of the plea, Wright must be on probation for five years, keep a job and earn her general-equivalency degree.