Wednesday, October 5, 2016

16-Year-Old Mother Charged with Murder






A teenager from Omaha, Nebraska has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly throwing her newborn child out of a second story apartment window.


Antonia Lopez, 16, has been charged with one count of felony child abuse resulting in death, and will be tried as an adult. She is currently booked at the Douglas County Youth Center.

According to a police statement obtained by the Omaha World-Herald, Lopez went into premature labor last Friday while alone in her bedroom, and gave birth to the child early that morning. Shortly after, she allegedly threw the 2-pound baby girl out of the window, and at around 3:40 a.m., posted to Facebook, "Who can do me a huge favor and has a car?"

Half an hour later, Lopez confessed to her mother what she’d done. Her mother then called 911 and attempted to find the infant to resuscitate her. After police arrived on the scene, the newborn was rushed to the Creighton University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Police have told multiple sources that an autopsy for the child will not be available for several days. It is unclear at this time if Lopez has retained a lawyer or if she has submitted a plea deal.