New Mexico teen seen on video throwing newborn baby into dumpster

An 18 year old in New Mexico was charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse after she was caught on surveillance video tossing her newborn baby in a dumpster. The girl told authorities she did not know she was pregnant until the day before she gave birth.

Alexis Avila, who has since been released from custody on $10,000 bond, told detectives she thought she was having stomach issues the day before she delivered the baby, and did not realize was pregnant until she sought medical treatment. The next day, she gave birth to the child. On Friday, Avila was seen on video disposing of the child in a dumpster and driving away.

The baby was found when three people searched the dumpster for valuable items and heard crying. They contacted authorities, who recovered the child and transported the newborn boy to a hospital to receive medical attention. According to authorities, the child is now in stable condition in a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Avila is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Authorities reminded the public of New Mexico’s safe haven laws, which allow parents to leave children under 90 days old at a fire station or police department without being prosecuted for abandonment.




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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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