A 16-year-old girl accused of throwing her newborn child out of the window asked for help on Facebook just before authorities arrived.
Antonia Lopez, of Omaha, Nebraska, is being charged as an adult in the death of her daughter.
Authorities believe she went into labor on Friday, gave birth in her bedroom and threw her baby girl from the second floor of her apartment building.
Lopez then told her mother what had happened, according to authorities. Lopez’s mother found the baby in the grass, called 911 and gave the newborn CPR until paramedics arrived, police said.
A Facebook profile in Lopez’s name shows a status posted at 3:40 am on Friday, just 32 minutes before paramedics were dispatched to her home.
The update reads: ‘Who can do me a huge favor and has a car?’ followed by three crying emojis.
A previous post dating back to January shows the girl with a baby doll for what appeared to be a school assignment on parenting, with the caption: ‘This thing so annoying.’
A woman claiming to be Lopez’s aunt posted on the Facebook page Sunday, saying other members of the family were trying to organize a funeral for the newborn.
The baby girl was born prematurely but was not a stillborn, according to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.
‘The child wasn’t a stillborn,’ Kleine told the Omaha World-Herald. ‘To be booked on that count, the child would have had to have been born alive.’
The baby had died by the time she was transported her to the hospital, paramedics said. She was then pronounced officially dead.
Autopsy results for the newborn could take several days, police said Friday. The cause of death has not been specified yet.
Lopez was taken to the hospital on Friday, then charged. She is now facing one count of child abuse resulting in death, a felony.
Source: Daily Mail