A New Mexico teenager admitted to giving birth in a hospital bathroom and hiding the baby inside a trash can, where it was later found dead, recently released police body camera footage shows.
Alexee Trevizo, 19, was charged last week with first-degree murder, or alternatively abusing a child resulting in death, and tampering with evidence after secretly delivering her baby boy at Artesia General Hospital on Jan. 27, Artesia Police Department said.
“I’m sorry. It came out of me and I didn’t know what to do,” Trevizo said immediately after a doctor told her and her mother that they found the dead newborn inside the bathroom.
Trevizo arrived at the hospital, located roughly 80 miles from the New Mexico-Texas border, earlier that day with back pain.
Though tests revealed she was pregnant, Trevizo denied ever having sex, a doctor can be heard telling officers in the footage.
She then allegedly locked herself in a hospital bathroom for “quite a while” and when doctors were finally able to get her to open the door they found her cleaning a heavy amount of blood from the floor.
Doctors were initially concerned she had “done something to herself” in an effort to terminate her pregnancy until one of the nurses discovered the dead full-term baby inside the garbage.
“She put the baby in the trash can and then another clean liner over the top of it,” the doctor said.
“The baby is dead … She killed the kid.”
“She had it in the bathroom is what happened and then whatever she did, I don’t know — she’s going to lie.
“She wouldn’t tell us she’s pregnant, she’s been lying the whole time.”….