A 19 year old woman gave birth in a bathroom in a hospital, then killed the baby by placing it in a trashcan and covering it with a trashbag. She has been arrested for murder. See the bodycam video here.
The woman (I refuse to use ‘teen’ as a way to deflect responsibility) had earlier come to the facility with back pain and medical professionals told her she was pregnant. After that, Trevizo allegedly locked herself in the bathroom for an extended period of time, gave birth, and placed the newborn in the trash bag.
After months of investigation and the results of an autopsy on March 28, authorities assert that the baby boy was actually born alive and died because he was placed in the bag. Her douchebag defense attorney is trying to blame her deliberate actions on the nursing staff. Defense attorney Gary C. Mitchell called this a “horrific case of a young person who goes for help to the right place — the place in that community she should be at. She went there for help, and this is the result?” the attorney asked.
The defendant’s mother seems more concerned with whether or not her daughter is going to jail than she is about the fact that her granddaughter has been murdered. The entire case is to me about a woman who is thinking that she can avoid the consequences of her poor choices by killing her child. Now at least four lives have been changed forever: the now dead child, the defendant, and the dead child’s grandparents. That doesn’t even mention the psychological impact that trying to save a dead child had on the medical staff and on the housekeeper who found the child.
The cop was very smart here. He didn’t question her, he let mom do it. Since he did not question her, he doesn’t have to advise her of her Miranda rights, yet everything she says while in his presence is still admissible in court.
I’m sorry if this makes me sound like a jerk, but this killer needs to rot in jail. Her poor, selfish decisions ended one life and damaged many others, and she is now compounding it by blaming her deliberate actions on the nursing staff, whose only crime was letting her use the restroom and trusting that she wouldn’t kill her unborn child while she was in there.