HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A second court appearance scheduled Friday morning for the woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in 2008 will take place at a later date, Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said.
According to public court records, Jennifer Lynn Sahr was set to appear in court for a preliminary criminal hearing at 8 a.m. Friday.
“Today [Friday] would have been her 2nd appearance. We have been excusing most of those because we don’t have the ability to have a trial right now also we don’t want gatherings of 700 people. Her appearance has been excused,” Richardson said in a text message to WMBF News.
Sahr is reportedly the mother of “Baby Boy Horry,” a newborn found on the side of the road on Highway 544 and Meadowbrook Drive on Dec. 4, 2008.
Utility workers found the child in a shopping bag, and investigators believe he was less than two days old.
In March, charges were announced and Sahr was arrested in Florida before being extradited back to South Carolina.
Sahr is charged homicide by child abuse, which carries a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. She was later released from J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $75,000 surety bond.