The Pennsylvania teen accused of leaving her 7-month-old baby outside a home in Elmira inside a plastic bag for 3 days will undergo a mental evaluation.
17-year-old Hariette Hoyt of Sayre was indicted last month on attempted murder, abandonment, and reckless endangerment charges.
The infant, whom authorities say could have died inside the plastic bag within another hour, was released from Strong Memorial Hospital a month and a half ago.
Prosecutors say Hoyt’s mental exam will take place in the next few weeks.
Hoyt remains in Chemung County Jail.