Leavenworth — A northeastern Kansas woman accused of leaving her 2-month-old son alone in a stroller in a dark alley has told a judge she's a good mother.
Twenty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Michaud made the statement Monday during an appearance in Leavenworth County District Court. The Leavenworth woman is charged with aggravated child endangerment.
The Leavenworth Times reports a judge refused to release Michaud on her own recognizance, which would have let her leave jail without paying money. She remains in custody.
A Leavenworth resident spotted the stroller and the baby late on the night of May 3 in an alley about three blocks from Michaud's home. Police estimate the infant had been there at least three hours. He was slightly dehydrated.
Michaud told the judge Monday she was "under the influence" at the time.