JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – – JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee woman accused of placing her 8-month-old baby into a freezer has been charged with child abuse.
The reports say 19-year-old Brittany C. Smith placed the infant in a freezer and closed the lid last week in Johnson City. The child was taken to a hospital, but no condition has been released.
An affidavit provided to WJHL-TV says a witness saw Smith holding a small child next to the unused freezer in their backyard. The resident went outside to speak with Smith and found her in the crawlspace under the home.