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New Mexico mother charged with throwing baby into dumpster placed under strict house arrest


Alexis Avila, the 18-year-old New Mexico woman accused of throwing her newborn son in a dumpster and driving away last week, has been placed under house arrest and ordered to wear a GPS monitor awaiting his day in court, Court Records Show.

She faces attempted murder and child abuse charges in connection with the incident, according to city police. She reportedly wrapped the baby in a blood-soaked towel and two trash bags, then dumped him in 36-degree weather with his umbilical cord still attached.

Hobbs Police said she told them she didn’t know she was pregnant and “freaked out”.

Alexis Avila, 18, reportedly abandoned her newborn baby in a dumpster.
(Hobbs Font)


Avila walked out on $10,000 bail. Her bail conditions, imposed on Wednesday, require her to stay home except for a few waivers, such as going to work, school or doctor’s appointments.

During her hearing on Wednesday, Judge William Shoobridge warned her of the consequences if she breached the terms.

“If you go somewhere, I’ll be notified and you’ll go straight to jail,” he said, according to Lubbock, Texas-based KCBD.

More than five hours later, cameras show a group of people fishing through the dumpster and pulling the baby out.

More than five hours later, cameras show a group of people fishing through the dumpster and pulling the baby out.
(Joe Imbriale/Rig Outfitters)

New Mexico woman defends daughter accused of throwing baby in dumpster

Avila’s attorneys with the Public Defender’s Office could not immediately be reached for comment.

Joe Imbriale, whose surveillance cameras behind his Rig Outfitters store recorded the abandonment and subsequent rescue, said he disagreed with the decision to release her, but said the judge in charge of the case “had done its job”.

“The judge followed the laws on the books,” he told Fox News Digital on Friday.

Surveillance video shows a woman, later identified as Avila, stopping, throwing a bag in the dumpster and driving away.

It also shows three Good Samaritans diving into the dumpster, Michael Green, Hector Jasso and April Nuttall, arriving nearly six hours later. They heard him moaning inside the trash can, fished him out, wrapped him in a warm jacket and called 911.


“Their quick collective response to this emergency, including the notification of 911, was absolutely critical in saving this baby’s life,” Acting City Police Chief August Fons said earlier this week.

Avila had claimed she didn’t know she was pregnant until last week.

The child’s father is believed to be a teenager from Hobbs, whose identity police have not released as he is under 18.

The state’s Department of Children, Youth and Families says donations for the baby boy of gift cards, toys, clothing or other items can be sent to 907 West Calle Sur in Hobbs, Utah. New Mexico.

“We are always looking for homes for the children and young people who are in foster care and we are just so grateful for the outpouring of the community to want to help in any way,” said Emily Martin , head of the NMCYFD’s protective services division, to Fox News Digital. Tuesday.

More information about becoming a foster parent can be found on the agency’s website or by calling 1-800-432-2075, she said.

Inquiries about donations to other children in state care can be made by email. NMCYFD does not accept cash or used items.


All 50 states have “safe haven” laws that allow newborns to be dropped off without criminal penalties in designated locations. These include fire and police departments – and in many states, also hospitals.

“If you’re struggling with a newborn and you can’t care for that baby, the best response is to find someone who can help you at a designated shelter,” Fons said Monday.

Avila’s baby was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, where he was listed in stable condition.

The teenage mother has pleaded not guilty, although police say she confessed to detectives when questioned.