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    Sarah Tatum indicted

    Sarah Tatum
    Sarah Tatum

    Sarah Tatum was indicted, Tuesday, and is being charged with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse.

    Tatum, 19, was taken into custody after police determined she had given birth to a 7-pound boy and put him in a plastic bag, according to the police report.

    The baby was later diagnosed with having hypoxia, an oxygen deficiency, but was released from University Medical Center on March 12, according to a UMC official. The child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

    “”I can’t say he is normal because he had some agnostic injuries so I can’t say ‘normal,'”” the official said. “”He had progressed to the point where he could be discharged to outside care.””

    UAPD was called to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Feb. 25 in reference to a woman who was bleeding. Tatum said she had only suffered a bloody nose, but officers later discovered Tatum’s baby in a tied plastic bag, which was lying at the foot of her bed.

    Once the baby was revealed, Tatum admitted that she had been six months pregnant and she claimed to have miscarriage and the baby, according to the police report.

    Tatum, who is from Scottsdale, was interimly suspended from the UA following the incident.

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