A girl from Omaha, Nebraska, has been charged with felony child abuse after she killed her newborn baby by throwing the infant out the window, while sending a chilling text to her boyfriend during the incident.
The teenager, Antonia Lopez, from Omaha claimed she did not know she was pregnant and thought it was her period before seeing a sac emerge from her vagina, piercing it with a nail clipper revealing her premature daughter’s feet, the Omaha World Herald reports.
After she ‘panicked’ and chucked the 2lb baby from her Nebraska window, she sent her boyfriend a Snapchat photo and message saying “Babe I had a miscarriage. It was a girl by the way”.
Lopez also posted to Facebook begging her friends for a “huge favor” at 3:40am, over half an hour before paramedics arrived at the scene.
The post asks: “Who can do me a huge favor and has a car?”, followed by three crying emojis.
It is thought that immediately after posting the message the teen told her mum what had happened, explaining that she panicked and threw the newborn out of her window.
Her mother then ran outside and performed CPR on the baby before calling police and an ambulance. The baby was later pronounced dead.
Antonia’s case has been moved from district court to Juvenile court, and Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said the act ‘wasn’t a planned-out, thought-out process. It was more of a panicked reaction’.
Lopez is due to be sentenced on March 24 where she will get probation or be sent to a juvenile detention center.