18-year-old Alexis Avila is seen on video throwing her new born baby in the trash can in Hobbs, New Mexico on January 7, 2022. Alexis had the baby on the same day, as the baby was only 15 hours or so old.
After Alexis had the baby and was released from the hospital, she is seen on video in the afternoon driving to the back of a business and throwing her baby in a dumpster. The baby was wrapped in black trash bags.
Alexis then drove off, as if nothing happened. It was not until 8 p.m. at night that people rummaging through trash found the baby at random.
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Police were called to the scene and officers rendered aid to the newborn baby. The baby was transported to a local hospital by Hobbs County EMS. The child was subsequently transported to a Lubbock Hospital for further pediatric treatment.
Police reviewed the surveillance video from the entire day and were able to track down Alexis via her license plate.
Alexis was arrested but she only spent an hour in jail, because she was able to get out on bond.
Alexis is charged with attempted first degree murder. The baby is in critical condition.