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Teen dumped newborn in a plastic bag, fearing her boyfriend would leave her

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By: Krystle Crossman

Ana Rosa Mora, age 18, is facing a first-degree murder charge for killing her newborn baby. She woke up last week, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, and then she proceeded to tie the newborn up in a plastic bag and dump him on the side of the street. She then went back to bed. A few hours later a construction worker found the bag and called the authorities but at that point it was too late. The baby had died from asphyxiation and possibly exposure to the chilly Chicago weather.

Mora tried to deceive those who knew she was pregnant. She took an image of a baby girl from the internet and sent it to some people stating that she had given birth. She had been asking around the school if it was legal for the authorities to do a DNA test on people to try and find out who the mother of the dead baby found by her building was. An officer that was stationed at the high school she attended heard that she had given birth and congratulated her. He asked how old her daughter was and she told him that the baby was six months old. She did this in front of a staff member that knew when she recently had given birth. She called the police because she thought that was suspicious.

When confronted, the teen lied to the police initially and told them that the baby was not hers. After a short while she finally admitted to what she had done. She said that she did it because she was afraid that her boyfriend would leave her if he found out she was having a baby with her ex-boyfriend. She is being held on $500,000 bail.

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