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The Hobbs Police Department reports that around 8 p.m. officers responded to the 1400 block of N. Thorp regarding a newborn being found in a dumpster. Officers at the scene located the baby and rendered aid before it was transported to a local hospital.
Authorities state the baby was then transported to a Lubbock hospital to receive additional pediatric treatment. HPD reports that investigators were able to get surveillance video of the incident and were later able to locate a suspect vehicle.
HPD confirmed that Avila was interviewed and allegedly admitted to giving birth to the baby at another location and then throwing her newborn in a dumpster and leaving it there. The newborn was last known to be in stable condition.
Avila was arrested and charged with attempted murder and child abuse. She will be in Lea County District Court for arraignment on Monday, Jan. 10.