New Mexico mother pleads not guilty to dumping newborn in dumpster

A New Mexico lady who allegedly confessed to abandoning her new child in a dumpster has pleaded not responsible.

Alexis Avila, 18, who police say confessed to deserting her new child boy in a dumpster behind a mall in Hobbs on Friday, pleaded not responsible Wednesday to prices of tried first-degree homicide and little one abuse, KCBD reported.

A choose ordered Avila, of Hobbs, to remain 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 little one 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 advised Avila throughout her arraignment.

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

Some six hours later, a lady and two males individuals discovered the new child whereas wanting within the dumpster for “anything of value,” police mentioned.

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

Avila was arrested after being linked to the automobile noticed on the scene. She advised cops she wasn’t conscious she was pregnant till Jan. 6, someday earlier than she gave delivery and panicked, police mentioned.

Avila advised investigators she reduce 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 place the new child right into a dumpster close to a JCPenney, KCBD reported.

Alexis Avila
Alexis Avila is dealing with prices of tried first diploma homicide and little one abuse.
AP / Hobbs Police Department

The new child remained in secure situation as of Tuesday, police mentioned. The little one’s paternal grandfather, in the meantime, mentioned his 16-year-old son is the new child’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, advised 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,” legal professional Martin Wolfson advised the station.


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