SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A felony child endangerment trial has been ordered for a Southern California woman charged with leaving her newborn son outside a church where temperatures hovered around 46 degrees.

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s detective says 33-year-old Tara Li Digioia’s infant son was found Sept. 24 wrapped in a blue towel outside Big Bear Lake United Methodist Church. The infant, born hours earlier and cold to the touch, survived.

Deputy Mark Rios says Digioia then walked back to her home and drank beer with her family before calling 911.

The San Bernardino County Sun says a Superior Court judge ordered trial after the detective’s testimony on Thursday. She will be arraigned March 15.

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Comments (12)
  1. bruce says:

    I hope they throw the book at this illegal!

    1. Uh.. no says:

      And how do you know she’s illegal?
      You are such an idiot, racist!

  2. artspaff says:

    It’s that maternal instinct thing.

  3. bruce says:

    Send her back to Mexico!

    1. ICE says:

      Have her walk back, gas prices too high to pay for her trip back.

    2. Uh.. no says:

      Let’s assume she is trailerpark trash since her 1st name is TARA!
      Just like your name Bruce!

    3. Milly says:

      Her name does not sound hispanic

  4. Jazz says:

    Why does everyone think she is Mexican or illegal? Her surname is Italian.

    1. Milly says:

      It’s called stupidity. Some people look for a reason to be hateful without stopping to look at how ignorant they sound

  5. ale says:

    because they are idiots, thats why Jazz.

  6. swhitS says:

    It is because every other media report is something about how bad Mexicans are that people just assume she is Mexican or illegal.
    The media is a stir pot and refuses to give all the true facts and details when reporting. I am not for illegals but let’s be fair and honest, this is an Italian name.
    Can no one ask what drove her to get her to give up her baby or offer her help out of her situation . Do we just have to kill before finding the reasons why? Sad but we sound just like those that the media says hate us.

  7. ale says:

    Its just sad how most people assume Mexicans are bad from what they see on T.V or listen on the radio. Not all Mexicans are the same, we cant judge a group of people from the acts of some.