After giving birth to her baby in the woods on Christmas and abandoning him, the 26-year-old adopted daughter of MLB first-ballot Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, Alexandra Eckersley, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony reckless conduct, second-degree assault/extreme indifference, endangering the welfare of a child, and falsifying physical evidence.
The Manchester Police Department in New Hampshire said that Eckersley was arrested because she lied to them on purpose about where the child was.
“Manchester Police and Fire and American Medical Response personnel searched the area where the mother of the baby directed them, however they were unable to locate the child,” the statement read.
“After nearly an hour, the mother revealed the true location of the baby and led officers to the area. There, officers located the baby who was treated by EMT’s and transported to a local hospital for treatment.”
— Nancy Grace (@NancyGrace) December 27, 2022
Around 12:40 a.m. on December 26, police were called about Eckersley, who was homeless. He was near the West Side Arena. The child was found in a tent just off a path, and first responders told Manchester’s WMUR-TV that the child was “moving, not crying, and exposed.”
Around 18 degrees Fahrenheit was said to be the temperature at the time.
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg told CBS News, “Had we not collectively located that little boy when we did and rendered the first aid that was rendered, I’m quite confident the child probably would have died in that tent.”
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An affidavit from Boston Fox affiliate WFXT says that Eckersley told EMTs that “she didn’t know she was pregnant and that she had to go to the bathroom.” When asked why she left the baby, she replied, “What do they tell you when a plane goes down? Save yourself first.”
The police in Manchester think that Eckersley was high on drugs. Dennis Eckersley, who is 68 years old, was put into Cooperstown in 2004. During his 24 years in MLB, he had an ERA of 3.50. His longest time with one team was with the Oakland Athletics.
Daughter of MLB Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley Charged With Endangering Newborn After Leaving Baby Alone, Naked In Freezing Temperatures
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He was one of the best relievers in baseball, with a 2.74 ERA and 320 saves in 525 games. He also worked for the Boston Red Sox for eight years and has been calling their games on NESN. He just announced earlier this year that he was leaving that job.
In Manchester, the situation is still being looked into… Follow us on Nog Magazine for more news like this.