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A New Mexico Teenager Went to the Hospital for Back Pain. Then, She Gave Birth and Threw Her Baby in the Trash, Cops Say.

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May 13 2023, Published 9:12 a.m. ET

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A 19-year-old woman in New Mexico has been arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly gave birth in a hospital bathroom and left the baby to die in a trash can, according to authorities.

On Jan. 27, Alexee Trevizo went to the emergency room at a hospital in Artesia complaining of back pains, the Artesia Police Department said.

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While in the emergency room, medical staff informed Trevizo that she was pregnant and in labor, police said.

Trevizo locked herself in a bathroom, where she allegedly gave birth to a baby boy, according to investigators, and then tied the baby up in a bag and hid him beneath the trash in the can.


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Officers responded to the hospital, but the baby had died from lack of oxygen by the time he was found, officials said.

The newborn’s body was sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator of New Mexico and the death was deemed a homicide on March 28, according to authorities.

On May 10, criminal charges were approved and Trevizo was arrested and charged with first degree murder and tampering with evidence, officials said.


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