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Woman accused of leaving baby in dumpster allowed to attend wedding

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The woman accused of inducing labor and then dumping her baby into a dumpster will be allowed to travel to a family wedding in the Chicago area. 

Purvi Patel was charged with Neglect of a Dependent after police say she admitted that the baby found in a dumpster behind Moe's Southwest Grill was hers.

Prosecutors had asked the judge to deny Patel's request to travel out-of-state, but Monday the judge issued the following order:

The Court, having considered the Defendant's request to travel out-of-state, and
the State's Response to the Defendant's Out of State Travel Request, hereby finds good
cause to grant the Defendant's request, and makes the following findings in support
thereof:
1. The.Defendant requested permission to travel to the Chicago area from
August 15,2013, to August 18,2013, to attend a family wedding
2. The Defendant has surrendered her passport and is_currently monitored by
GPS through St. Joseph County Community Cor~cti~ns.
3. St. Joseph County Community Corrections can continue to monitor the
Defendant's whereabouts while she is out of state.
4. While she is out of state, the Defendant must ensure that the GPS
monitoring unit is charged at all times.
5. If the Defendant disables the unit, a warrant will be issued for her arrest
and she may be held without bond until trial.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Defendant shall be permitted to travel to
the Chicago, IL area from August 15,2013, to August 18,2013. The Defendant must
return to St. Joseph County, IN, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 18,2013.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Defendant shall continued to be monitored
via GPS by St. Joseph County Community Corrections for the duration of her out of state
travels. The Defendant shall ensure that the GPS device is charged and active at all
times. If the Defendant disables the GPS device, a warrant will be immediately issued
for her arrest.

SO ORDERED the date file-marked hereon.

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