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Fast-food worker charged with trying to kill baby in toilet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California prosecutors say a fast-food restaurant cashier gave birth to a baby girl while at work and then tried to kill her by flushing her down a toilet.
    
The San Mateo County district attorney said Wednesday that 25-year-old Sarah Lockner has been charged with attempted murder after the child survived.
    
Prosecutors say Lockner went to work Sept. 4 at a Redwood City McDonald's complaining of stomach pains and visited the bathroom numerous times.
    
A concerned co-worker discovered a large amount of blood on the bathroom floor and peered over the stall to check on Lockner.
    
The co-worker told investigators she saw a baby face down in the toilet bowl and Lockner pushing on her back while flushing the toilet.
    
Police arrested Lockner, who will be appointed a public defender on Sept. 18.
    
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