NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A teen mother who threw her baby in a dumpster asked a judge Monday to see her son. Alexis Avila is accused of hiding her pregnancy and then when she gave birth, throwing the newborn into a dumpster behind a Hobbs shopping center. The baby was there for six hours in freezing temperatures before being found.

Monday, Avila asked the judge to allow her to have supervised contact with her son. She said she has been taking parents’ classes and would like to help care for him now. The state opposed the motion, citing many reasons.

Judge William Shoobridge agreed with the state and didn’t mince words. “It was only four months ago. You placed your son in a trash bag on a frigid day and by your own admission and video evidence, threw him into a dumpster,” said Judge William Shoobridge.

The only change Judge Shoobridge allowed is letting Avila go into the backyard of her home, where she is currently under house arrest.

Avila is charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily injury with the alternative of attempted murder. That will be up to a jury to decide which fits.