New Mexico mother pleads not guilty to dumping newborn in dumpster


A New Mexico lady who allegedly confessed to abandoning her newborn in a dumpster has pleaded not guilty.

Alexis Avila, 18, who police say confessed to deserting her newborn boy in a dumpster behind a mall in Hobbs on Friday, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to fees of tried first-degree homicide and baby abuse, KCBD reported.

A choose ordered Avila, of Hobbs, to keep underneath home arrest till her trial. She’s additionally ordered to put on an ankle monitor, barred from utilizing social media and can’t be round any baby underneath the age of 10.

“If you go somewhere, I’ll be notified and you’ll go straight to jail,” Lea County Judge William Shoobridge informed Avila throughout her arraignment.

Police in Hobbs have stated the child was rushed to a hospital after being discovered in the dumpster Friday. Investigators later retrieved surveillance video that confirmed Avila pulling a black trash bag out of a automotive and tossing it into the container, in accordance to charging paperwork obtained by The Post.

Some six hours later, a lady and two males discovered the newborn whereas trying in the dumpster for “anything of value,” police stated.

Surveillance footage captured the 18-year-old abandoning her newborn in a dumpster behind a mall.
Surveillance footage captured the 18-year-old abandoning her newborn in a dumpster behind a mall.

Avila was arrested after being linked to the automotive noticed on the scene. She informed cops she wasn’t conscious she was pregnant till Jan. 6, in the future earlier than she gave start, and panicked, police stated.

Avila informed investigators she lower the kid’s umbilical twine, wrapped him in a towel after which put him in a trash bag inside a bigger trash bag. She then drove round till she determined to put the newborn right into a dumpster close to a JCPenney, KCBD reported.

Alexis Avila
Alexis Avila is going through fees of tried first-degree homicide and baby abuse.
AP / Hobbs Police Department

The newborn remained in steady situation as of Tuesday, police said. The baby’s paternal grandfather, in the meantime, stated his 16-year-old son is the newborn’s father and that their household reportedly desires custody of the boy they’ve named Saul.

“Of course we’re trying to get custody,” Oscar Astorga, 50, told the Daily Mail, claiming his son Stephen, 16, broke up with Avila in August and had no clue she was pregnant.

A public defender for Avila declined to handle the allegations Wednesday, KCDB reported.

“We’re grateful for the court’s decision today, but there will be no additional comment as this case makes its way through the justice system,” lawyer Martin Wolfson informed the station.

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