The McDonald's employee charged with trying to drown her baby after giving birth inside a bathroom and then trying to flush the newborn baby down the toilet pleaded no contest to child endangerment Monday.
Sarah Lockner, 25, was working as a cashier at the McDonald's restaurant on Sept. 4 when she complained of stomach pain, according to The Los Angeles Times.
She then visited a bathroom at the restaurant several times during her night shift that caused a co-worker to become concerned. When the concerned co-worker entered the bathroom to check on Lockner, however, blood was observed on the floor which the cashier blamed on a heavy period.
When a second colleague visited the bathroom they peered over Lockner's stall and "saw a newborn baby face down in a toilet bowl." Lockner also reportedly had her hand on the newborn's back and the colleague reported hearing the toilet flush.
When police arrived the baby was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The baby boy survived and the paper reports he is now living with his father's family.
A judge has accepted Lockner's no-contest plea to one charge of felony child endangerment after she was charged with attempted murder.
She could face a sentence of four years in state prison when she appears in court next May.