New Orleans couple arrested after deserting baby girl

Published 8:07 am Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested the parents of a baby girl who was found deserted in the parking lot of a convenience store.

Police say Jasmine Jones and Leonard Martin were arrested and booked with cruelty to a juvenile after police say the two left their daughter in a parking lot Tuesday and drove off in separate cars.

Witnesses told police that Jones and Martin were engaged in an argument before they placed the baby in her car seat on the ground and left the scene.

Police say the infant was turned over to a relative.