Baby found dumped in trash can in Utah

UTAH (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 23-year-old Utah mother is behind bars after police say she dumped her newborn baby in a trash can.

Alicia Englert has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The day-old baby girl was found Tuesday by a woman who heard what she thought was a kitten meowing.

The infant is in critical condition.

Authorities say they don't have any information about where the mother gave birth or why she may have left the baby in the trash can.

A Utah state law allows mothers to drop off newborns at hospitals without consequences.