Maryland police have arrested the Philadelphia woman accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son with cerebral palsy in the woods for over five days, NBC Philadelphia reports. Police say Nyia Parler, 41, left her son on Monday morning with just a blanket and a Bible.
"She pushes him about 150 yards from the highway into the wooded area, takes him out of wheelchair, lays him on the ground, puts a blanket over him and leaves a Bible with him, and then just walks away," Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detectives division said.
"It's only by the grace of God that he survived this."
According to NBC Philadelphia, Parler is expected to be charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, neglect of a care-dependent person, unlawful restraint, kidnapping and false imprisonment.