NC mom charged with attempted murder after reporting daughter had been kidnapped


ASHEVILLE, NC (WFLA/WLOS) – An Asheville, North Carolina mom is accused of trying to kill her newborn child.

Charges were filed against Krista Madden on Friday.

She first told police her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped, but investigators learned the infant was tossed down a 50 to 70 foot ravine and abandoned by her mother.

The baby was found safe in the backyard of a couple who heard her crying.

Authorities believe the mother acted alone.

“From information that was gathered at the scene and information that we obtained during the interview, we have now charged Krista Noelle Madden, 35 years of age, from Asheville with attempted first-degree murder,” said Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin.

Madden is being hold on a $750,000 bond.

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