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The daughter of a Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher is facing criminal charges involving allegations of child neglect and assault.
Alexandra Eckersley, the 26-year-old adopted daughter of former Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics star Dennis Eckersley, 68, has been charged with second-degree assault and other counts stemming from an incident in New Hampshire on Monday, the New York Post reported.
She has been charged with second-degree assault with extreme indifference, felony reckless conduct, endangering the welfare of a child, and falsifying physical evidence.
Alexandra Eckersley allegedly gave birth to a baby boy in a tent in a wooded area of Manchester, New Hampshire, early Monday morning and abandoned the child there — uncovered in 18-degree temperatures.
Police arrived following a report of a childbirth at the site.
The suspect told the authorities looking for the child that she didn’t know where the infant was, according to an affidavit obtained by WCVB-TV.
The child eventually was found struggling to breathe in the tent near the Piscataquog River at about 1 a.m. on Monday, according to the Post.
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