Police: Raleigh woman abandons child


Twenty-five-year-old Ebony Merritt is now behind bars in the Wake County Jail charged with child abuse.

Police say Merritt left her child in a stroller alone at the front porch of a home in the 1200 block of South East Street in Raleigh late Wednesday night.

She reportedly knocked on the door and then walked away. Police described it as a relative's home.

Merritt's family brought the child inside and called police.

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