The mother who abandoned her baby girl on a very hot Manhattan subway platform on Monday was struggling to manage with caring for the child, she told cops.
Frankea Dabbs, who moved to New York from North Carolina just days ago, has been charged with abandoning a child after she left her ten month old child, Milani Edmonds, alone on a train platform at Columbus Circle on Monday morning.
“She felt she couldn’t take care of the baby and thought she was leaving her in a safe public space,” NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said.
Relatives say Dabbs was homeless after she arrived in New York City. She had many troubles in North Carolina, including mental health issues and witnessing the killing of her baby’s father.