Attempted murder charge filed after baby found in trash

Briana Holland (Photo Provided/IMPD)
Briana Holland (Photo Provided/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Charges were filed this week against a woman accused of giving birth and leaving the baby in a trash can at an Indianapolis business.

Briana Holland appeared in a Marion County courtroom Wednesday morning where she was charged with attempted murder, four counts of neglect, and battery.

Holland was arrested after the newborn baby boy was found in a trash can inside of United Technology Carrier Corporation last Friday night.

Over the weekend the boy was listed in good condition at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and in the custody of the Department of Child Services.

Police remind residents that they can use the Indiana Safe Haven Law, giving a person the option to give up an unwanted infant anonymously. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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    […] Holland has been charged with attempted murder, battery and four counts of neglect. Investigators say she left the baby in a trash can of a business that was across the street from a fire station. Under Indiana’s Safe Haven law, she could have taken the baby to the fire station to surrender the child, no questions asked. […]

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