Ashley Renee Couch tosses baby in snow bank during fight [UPDATE]

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Ashley Crouch has been arrested.
Ashley Renee Couch didn't know what else to do with her 18-day-old baby while she fought with her boyfriend Deontae Thurmond on Saturday morning, so in a moment of seriously poor judgment, she threw it in a snow bank.

The tiny infant was wrapped in a blanket and wearing nothing else but a T-shirt in the freezing morning air.

By the time medics got the baby to Hennepin County Medical Center, its core temperature was 95 degrees -- close to hypothermia. This morning, the baby's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.

The fight started after Thurmond refused to go buy milk and Couch chased him out into the street.

Update: Thurmond was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, a misdemeanor, and is scheduled for a court appearance March 9. Couch was arrested on suspicion of child neglect. She's being held at the Hennepin County jail, and her baby has been placed in protective custody.

"Like a major league baseball player in a windup -- that's how hard she threw the child," one witness told WCCO.

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11 comments
peggy
peggy

At least she didn't abort the child

Sarcasticwhip
Sarcasticwhip

18 days. She probably just figured it as a belated abortion. More humane actually, to toss it in a snowbank.

Puddytat
Puddytat

I have two words. Birth. Control.

dk
dk

She's clearly not able to cope with her responsibilities. She and that child need a lot of things they're not getting. Hopefully something positive will come out of this incident for everyone. The City Pages should maybe do a little better at making the story relevant to the community rather than smearing someone's poor choices across a headline.

Bored
Bored

I thought it was typical of any other news story but the typos on this site make me wonder what makes these "Hipster Elite" any better than the rest of us. Time to tip your noses back down, kiddos. CP is a load of shit these days. Especially the music blogs and their definition of great. The same recycled circle of whoever knows a staffer, gets praise. Boo! Diablo, where for art thou?

bronson
bronson

I hate to be one of those guys who says, "It's just like Orwell's 1984, man!"

But CP is really turning into the "two minutes hate." It's just a place where people go to point and say, "Look at these assholes. I'm better than them. Let's stone them!"

The ratio of negative stories to positive stories on this site is just overwhelming. What is CP accomplishing by making people aware that some lady did something really stupid with her baby in an isolated incident during a domestic dispute? Is there an epidemic of babies being thrown into snowbanks that we should be aware of? This is the definition of tabloid bullshit.

Uptowner
Uptowner

Classy.

I hope somebody jumps this horrible person.

mnjoe
mnjoe

At least she has her looks.

Ms Williams91@ymail .com
Ms Williams91@ymail .com

Look u all I know ashley and yes it was wrong for what she did and no I'm not saying she right for what she did but everybody do things that they wish they never did but at the same u all donot know her story it take for u to grow up with her for u all to understand and I did so. I can say ashley been thow a lot. And it was not easy for her. So leave her the fuck along. And let her learn from this and maybe. She will do it right the 2 time love u ashley FROM:R.Williams keep yo head up

Couch89ashley
Couch89ashley

fuck yo life bitch ill whoop yo bitch ass too

Couch89ashley
Couch89ashley

bitch all yall lame as hell cause bitch ill whoop all yall ass if you like her pussy

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