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Woman Allegedly Throws Her Newborn Baby in Dumpster Caught on Camera

Woman Allegedly Throws Her Newborn Baby in Dumpster Caught on Camera

Warning this video may be considered disturbing to some.

Police report that 18-year-old Alexis Avila of Hobbs, New Mexico threw her living, newborn baby into an area dumpster.

Hobbs Police Department Press Release

On January 7, 2022, at approximately 8:00 PM officers with the Hobbs Police Department responded to 1400 block of N. Thorp in reference to a newborn child being located in a dumpster.

Upon arrival, officers rendered aid to the newborn child and the baby was transported to a local hospital by Hobbs EMS. The child was subsequently transported to a Lubbock Hospital for further pediatric treatment.

Investigators were able to retrieve surveillance video of the incident and later located a suspect vehicle.

Alexis Avila, 18 years old, of Hobbs, was interviewed and confessed to giving birth to the child at another location and then placing the baby in the dumpster.

Ms. Avila was arrested and charged with Attempt to Commit a Felony To Wit: Murder (1st-degree felony) and Child Abuse. (1st-degree felony).

The newborn child is in stable condition at this time.

Ms. Avila will await arraignment in Lea County District Court on Monday, January 10, 2022.

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