Hobbs woman who chucked newborn in dumpster receives sentence

On Monday, Alexis Avila, 19, of Hobbs, was sentenced after she was found guilty of abuse of a child relating to great bodily harm and attempted murder in the first degree after she chucked her newborn baby into a dumpster and left him to die in 2022.

Fortunately, three people dug through the dumpster to find him, and he was rushed to the hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Baby Saul is “happy and healthy today living with family,” according to reports. 

“Officers with the Hobbs Police Department were called to an alley way in the Broadmoor Shopping Center after three people who had been digging through a dumpster found the hours old boy in a trash bag, alive, and with his umbilical cord still attached but crudely cut,” according to YourBasin.com

“Medical staff testified that the newborn suffered from hypothermia, severe anemia, and kidney problem, among other issues after being abandoned and left in 40 degree temperatures for more than six hours.”

Once police found Avila, she admitted she gave birth at home and abandoned the child, claiming to be too young to take care of him.

Avila was sentenced to the maximum mandatory 18 years in prison, suspending two years of the punishment due to mental health concerns.

“You’ve given yourself a life sentence of knowing what you did with your child,” Judge William Shoobridge told Avila. “And you’ve also given your son that same life sentence, and that is probably something that is as hard to deal with as any length of time that you may have in prison.”

“New Mexico lawmakers in 2022 approved a bill to expand the state’s Safe Haven Program and provide funds to build one baby box for every county where an infant can be left. Española has a box and Hobbs will be celebrating the installation of a box in that community next week,” according to the Associated Press.

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7 thoughts on “Hobbs woman who chucked newborn in dumpster receives sentence”

    1. I don’t condone what she did, nor do I condone abortion. Had she had an abortion, there would have been no recourse except with God!

      1. Dru Tagliapietra

        I agree 100%. you can kill a 9-month fetus in utero, and no repercussions. So disgusting for our state.

  1. I say she can beat the rap, just get herself a fancy lawyer that wears bolo ties and cowboy boots. She simply performed a “field abortion on herself”. What’s the difference between what she did and a late-term hospital abortion? She should start a GoFundMe for her legal bills. It’s her reproductive right to “chuck” her out-of-womb fetus into the trash! Doctors do it, why can’t she?

  2. Voice foe the Voiceless

    Murder is murder! You are right what she did is no different than what the abortionist are doing in their facilities and what pregnant women are doing in the privacy of their homes by taking the pill to kill the fetus and then abort it by flushing down the toilet. How about the botched abortions? They just set them aside to dies on their own. What she did was wrong and what they are doing in wrong.
    Justice is injustice either way you look at ut.

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