by Jake Daczyk
An 18-day-old baby girl was thrown into a snow bank by her 21-year-old mother during a domestic dispute Saturday morning.
The mother, Ashley Renee Couch, was arrested for child abuse and the father Deontae Thurmond were arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, reported by The Pioneer Press.
The infant was wearing only a t-shirt and a blanket in 16-degree weather. The child was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center to be treated for exposure according to The Star Tribune.
It was initially life-threatening." That temperature is generally considered to be low enough to trigger hypothermia," said Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer.
The child will be released from the hospital in protective custody after she stabilizes.