Shocking footage shows the moment a newborn baby was left to die in a New Mexico dumpster after being abandoned by its mother covered only with a trash bag.

Surveillance video shows a woman getting into a car before opening the back door and throwing a black garbage bag into a trash can in Hobbs, New Mexico, at around 2 p.m. on January 7.

Six hours later, footage showed three people looking through the dumpster, one of them finding the infant inside.

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 locate 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.

Avila is seen driving in her car which was later used to find her child after she dropped him

Joe Embriel, the owner of Rig Outfitters and the home store where the security camera footage was captured, said he was asked by police to review the video Friday night.

He told the KOB: ‘Something was not right, I saw the faces of the officers, and they didn’t look right. I said “What are we looking for?” And she goes on “We’re looking for someone who put a black garbage bag in your trash can.” I turned, I said “Please don’t tell me it was a baby”.

The footage shows a woman – who police believe is Avila – driving into the parking lot in a white sedan and a black garbage bag – containing her newborn – before dropping and dropping the baby.

Footage from the same camera captured the moment a heroic woman rescued a child from a dumpster. A woman can be seen pulling a garbage bag from the baby after being alerted by crying.

Attorney Ibukun Adepoju, a public defender who is representing Avila said, “Alexis is barely 18 herself. Whatever happened is already a tragedy for her family and the community. As humans, we should practice compassion as we wait for the justice system to work.”

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Sources: Breaking911, Dailymail, The-sun

 

 

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