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Woman Accused Of Abandoning Child Is Facing Charges

Houston, Miss. (WCBI) – The woman accused of abandoning her son at a Houston storage building is facing criminal charges.

Cora Lynn Watkins, 25, is charged with one count of felony child abuse and one count of abandoning a child under the age of six.

The child was found Friday night near Watkins’ home.

Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles says the child was alone and taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis for observation.

Watkins was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was still being treated at the hospital Monday afternoon.

Voyles did not release the child’s age or why Watkins was in the hospital.

Voyles says Watkins was involved in a similar incident in 2010.