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Newborn found in dumpster

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By JOE WARREN and Zelda Beth Lang

Dalhart police have arrested Shonnie Smalley, a white female, 21 years old of Dalhart for alleged injury to a child, a firstdegree felony. More charges are pending further investigation.

According to a statement from the Dalhart Police Chief Gary Sinclair the charges stem from a call police received at 9:05 p.m. Saturday July 12, of a newborn baby boy, estimated to be 35 weeks old and born within 24 hours of the incident, found in a city dumpster between the 1800 block of Oak and the 1700 block of Chestnut by a man who lives in the neighborhood.

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