Father awarded custody of baby found in Florida trash can
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Almost two months after a newborn was found in a trash bin at an apartment complex, a Florida judge has allowed the child's father to take her home.
The Palm Beach Post reports 34-year-old Carlos Jimenez Martins will name the little girl Sarah Jimenez Carvalho.
Her 34-year-old mother Rafaelle Alessandra Carvalho Sousa remains in jail, charged with child abuse and attempted murder.
Martins and Sousa share a 3-year-old son as well. He told detectives he didn't know his longtime girlfriend was pregnant until just before she was arrested in May.
The Department of Children and Families took custody of the little boy after Sousa's arrest. The judge gave Martins custody of the boy June 11, but ordered a DNA test to make sure he is the father of the infant.
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