Teenager Charged After Allegedly Tossing Baby in Dumpster

Teenager Charged After Allegedly Tossing Baby in Dumpster

(HorizonPost.com) – On January 7, in New Mexico, a woman in a white car pulled up to a dumpster and appeared to throw out a black bag full of trash. Sadly, the bag didn’t contain garbage; it reportedly held a newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached. The baby spent about six hours on a rubbish heap when a trio of dumpster divers heard what they thought was a kitten crying. Upon further investigation, they discovered the baby wrapped in a dirty towel and called 911.

Cameras overlooking the dumpsters caught the entire incident, giving police the evidence they needed to track down and arrest 18-year-old Alexis Avila for the crime. She confessed to throwing her baby in the trash, and authorities charged her with attempted murder and child abuse. During her confession, she claimed to have no knowledge of her pregnancy until the week prior and panicked upon giving birth.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, she could have taken advantage of the safe haven laws in New Mexico to surrender her baby without questions. Since she didn’t, she’ll have to face the consequences of her actions.

Although there are no specific details regarding the baby boy, authorities said his condition is stable and he’s in a hospital in Texas.

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