Criminal Law

New Mexico Woman Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Leaving Her Baby in a Dumpster

A New Mexico woman who left her newborn baby in a dumpster last year was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison, prosecutors said.

A jury convicted Alexis Avila, now 19, of attempt to commit first-degree murder and abuse of a child in April, NBC affiliate KOB of Albuquerque reported.

Good Samaritans found the infant in Hobbs, a city of around 40,000 in the southeastern part of the state, after the Jan. 7, 2022, incident. The infant survived.

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