ALEXIS Avila is a teenage mom who allegedly abandoned her newborn baby in a dumpster in New Mexico on January 7.
CCTV footage shows the moment the 18-year-old driving a white car, tosses a black garbage bag into the dumpster.
Who is Alexis Avila?
Alexis Avila is a teenage mom who has been accused of throwing her newborn baby in a dumpster.
Police said the 18-year-old mother arrived in a white car before getting out and tossing a black garbage bag into the dumpster in Hobbs, New Mexico.
According to officials, the mom has confessed and reportedly told authorities she panicked so she wrapped the baby boy in a towel before placing it in a garbage bag, KRQE reported.
She added she drove around and eventually threw the baby in a dumpster at the Broadmoor Shopping Center.
She has been charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse for the abandonment.
The state of New Mexico has filed a motion for Avila’s pretrial detention.
She has a hearing set for Wednesday.
What happened to baby in the dumpster in Hobbs?
The surveillance footage shows three people searching the dumpster and miraculously finding the baby alive.
The baby was immediately transported to the hospital by police.
He was given a blood transfusion, put on a feeding tube, and given oxygen and now remains in stable condition.
Was Alexis Avila released?
According to the outlet, Avila was released from prison after posting a $10,000 unsecured bond.
During a press conference on Monday, Interim Police Chief August Fons said he’s never seen anything like this during his time in law enforcement.
He added: “At the time the warrant was signed by the judge and the judge signed a $10,000 unsecured bond appearance bond and at that point, she was released about an hour later.”
According to a criminal complaint Avila claimed she wasn't aware of the pregnancy until she went to a doctor with stomach pains on Thursday January 6.
She said she gave birth in her bathroom the next day.
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