Mom Who Abandoned Baby in Woods to be Tried for Attempted Murder

A Nathalie woman who abandoned her baby in the woods has been ordered to stand trial for attempted first degree murder and felony child abuse. Rachel Marie Pittman is accused of leaving her 5-month-old daughter lying on the ground in a wooded area five miles from home earlier this year. Pittman initially told police that someone had taken her baby. She finally led police to the child, who had survived 17 hours in the woods alone. Pittman’s trial will begin October 28th. Judge Joel Cunningham has ordered a psychological evaluation to determine Pittman’s sanity at the time the crime was committed.