- The Washington Times - Friday, August 26, 2005

The trial for the woman who police said abandoned her 4-year-old son on the Capital Beltway was postponed yesterday in Fairfax County after her attorneys won a mental evaluation for their client.

Channoah Alece Green, 22, of Newport News, Va., who faces charges of reckless endangerment and failure to render aid at the scene of an accident, will undergo a “detention center evaluation for sanity,” said Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Jane P. Delbridge during a brief hearing yesterday.

Such evaluations can take a long as 10 weeks to complete. Miss Green remains locked up, having been denied bail in the days after the July 26 incident. Her new trial is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 18.

Police said Miss Green got angry with the boy and left him — at night — on the side of the Beltway near the Lee Highway overpass. Authorities said the boy was struck by Miss Green’s vehicle as he attempted to get back inside as she drove away. She was arrested in Hanover County, about 90 miles south, after a minor traffic accident.

A couple driving along the Beltway saw the boy and picked him up. He was not seriously hurt and has remained in foster care since the incident.

Miss Green was not present yesterday, but was represented by William Edwards, a court-appointed lawyer.

“This is a woman with no criminal history, no indications of any problems outside of this one act that is extremely inconsistent with her history,” Mr. Edwards said outside of court.

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