Troubled Mom Abandons Child on Platform Just Before Boarding Train, Saw Child’s Father Killed

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Frankea Dabbs — the 20-year-old who shoved a stroller carrying her 7-month-old daughter, Mylanea, from an uptown 1 train onto the platform of Columbus Circle as she continued riding the train Monday — has a troubled past that includes arrests for prostitution, being kicked out of her home, and witnessing the murder of the little girl’s father.

The woman accused of abandoning her 7-month-old daughter on a Manhattan subway station platform had a past as troubled as her present, family members said Tuesday.

Frankea Dabbs, in police custody a day after leaving the infant, was twice arrested for prostitution, battled mental health woes and cowered beneath a bed as her baby’s father was murdered in their home, according to relatives.

“She really needs help,” her aunt Lawanna Edmonds told the Daily News on Tuesday. “It’s not like she just abandoned the baby … Me personally, I think the child is looking for help.”


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