なので ニューメキシコ authorities are accepting non-monetary donations on behalf of a baby boy abandoned in a dumpster in the city of Hobbs and for other children under state care, the mother of the woman accused of abandoning him is telling reporters, “Everybody makes mistakes.”
アレクシスアビラ, 18, has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse in connection with the incident, 市警察によると. 彼女は赤ちゃんを血まみれのタオルと2つのゴミ袋で包んだと言われています, then abandoned him in 36-degree weather with his umbilical cord still attached.
A woman who picked up the phone at a number listed for her mother, Martha Avila, said it was the wrong number Tuesday.
But the elder Avila defended her daughter to a デイリーメール reporter outside her home in the city of Hobbs.
“People can preach all they want, they can judge all they want, but we only care about the judgment of one,” 彼女はアウトレットに言った.
She also doubled down on the claim that her daughter didn’t know she was pregnant, which police said the young woman told investigators when they brought her in for questioning, and she allegedly admitted to the crime. During that same interview, police said she only referred to the child as “it.”
As for the baby boy, a group of good Samaritans stumbled across him and rescued him from the dumpster. He is in stable condition at a hospital in Lubbock, テキサス, とで “lawful custody” of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (NMCYFD), according to Hobbs Acting Police Chief August Fons. He said he could not release additional details Monday due to confidentiality concerns.
The child’s father is believed to be a teen from Hobbs, whose identity police did not release because he is under 18.
Martha Avila told Hobbs police that she had banned her daughter’s ex from visiting their house because he allegedly “battered” her daughter in June, 刑事告訴によると.
“Even if she doesn’t want custody, she should be caring enough about her grandbaby to be saying, 彼女は売りました, he’s an abusive boyfriend, and I don’t want him to have custody,” said Joe Imbriale, a local store owner whose surveillance cameras captured the incident and drew national attention Monday.
An NMCYFD spokesperson said she could not comment on individual cases due to state privacy rules.
Imbriale also questioned the Avilas’ timeline of events, which included a Jan. 4 doctor visit for prescription pain meds, 裁判所の文書によると.
“If they did that, wouldn’t they have done a pregnancy test on a girl that young?” 彼は尋ねた. “There’s a lot of holes in her story.”
Imbriale’s surveillance video shows a woman tossing a garbage bag into a dumpster and a group of people finding a baby inside almost six hours later.
“She’s trying to defend her daughter, why doesn’t she stop shouting her mouth off and take ownership of how she raised her daughter,” Imbriale told Fox News Digital Tuesday. “Stop trying to protect her now. You screwed up, you raised a terrible daughter.”
The video showed a woman, alleged to be Avila, pulling up in a white car around 2 午後. MT Friday, tossing her newborn baby boy from the backseat into the dumpster and driving off.
周り 7:45 午後, Michael Green, Hector Jasso and April Nuttall arrived to scavenge anything of value from the dumpsters. But they heard cries coming from inside a bag and fished it out.
The video shows that Nuttall picked the infant out of the garbage bag and cradled him in her arms as Green called 911.
In a call center recording, Green told the dispatcher, “We just found a baby in the trash.”
He was alive, 彼が追加した. And he was breathing.
“Their collective quick response to this emergency, including notification of 911, was absolutely pivotal in saving this baby’s life,” Fons said.
The state’s Children, Youth and Families Department says donations for the baby boy of gift cards, toys, clothes or other items can be sent to 907 West Calle Sur in Hobbs, ニューメキシコ.
“We are always looking for homes for children and youth that are in foster care and just very grateful for the outpouring from the community of wanting to help in any way,” Emily Martin, the head of NMCYFD’s Protective Services Division, 「ここで生き残る余裕はない」.
More information about becoming a foster parent can be found on the agency’s website or by calling 1-800-432-2075, 彼女は言いました.
Inquiries about donations to other children under the state’s care can be made by Eメール. The NMCYFD does not accept money or used items.
すべて 50 州は持っています “safe haven” laws that allow newborns to be dropped off without criminal penalties at designated locations.
“If you’re struggling with a new infant, and you’re unable to take care of that baby, the best response is to find somebody that can help you at a designated safe haven,” Fons said Monday.
Those include fire and police departments.
Avila’s arraignment is scheduled for 2:15 午後. ET水曜日.