A baby found in the trunk of a car has been placed in the great-grandmother's custody.
Police said 19-year-old Breona Watkins had a passenger slide her five-month-old child through an access panel into the trunk of her car. According to police, Watkins didn't have a car seat and she didn't want to get a ticket.
The baby's great-grandmother was awarded custody at a custody hearing, Wednesday.
An officer found the baby crying after stopping Watkins for a broken tail light.
Watkins didn't have a license.
Police said she gave the officer a fake name.
"She got frightened, and she did what any child would do, because she's still a child,” Laura Richardson, who was awarded custody of the child, said Watkins is just immature, but not a bad mother.
Richardson said Watkins made a “mistake.”
“She's a good mother, but she's still young."
The baby's mother has been charged with child abuse and several traffic violations.
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