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No prison for McDonald's worker who tried to drown newborn in toilet after giving birth on the job
Image source: KTLA-TV video screenshot

No prison for McDonald's worker who tried to drown newborn in toilet after giving birth on the job

The woman claimed she didn't know she was pregnant

A California woman who tried to drown her newborn son in a McDonald's restaurant toilet won't serve prison time for her crime.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Garratt sentenced Sarah Jane Lockner to four years' supervised probation after she pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment, KTLA-TV reported. Authorities initially charged the woman with attempted murder.

The 27-year-old, who worked as a cashier at the McDonald's in Redwood City, was sentenced May 3 in a San Mateo County Superior Court. The baby boy was the woman's second child.

As part of her plea deal, Lockner must also complete parenting classes.

What are the details?

On Sept. 4, 2017, Lockner complained of stomach pains while on the job at McDonald's.

After several trips to the restroom, a co-worker noticed blood on the floor.

Lockner reportedly told the co-worker she was having a "heavy period."

During another trip to the restroom, a second co-worker went to check on Lockner. She stood on the toilet in an adjoining stall, looked over the wall and saw Lockner holding her baby facedown in the water.

When the co-worker stepped down, she heard the commode flush.

Lockner told her co-worker not to call the police, but she did.

Officers found the baby unresponsive and without a heartbeat.

Paramedics transported the newborn to a hospital where he was revived and has since recovered.

Lockner claimed that she was unaware of her pregnancy before delivering the baby in the bathroom that day.

Where is the baby now?

The child is living with his father's aunt and doing well, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told KTLA earlier this year.

What else?

Lockner was also unaware of her first pregnancy, according to reports. Her first child was born at home.

It's not immediately clear if she has custody of her first child.

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