A Nebraska teen who fatally threw her newborn out a second-floor window sent her boyfriend a series of disturbing texts about the murder.
Antonia Lopez, 16, reportedly texted her boyfriend saying “It was a girl by the way” after killing the premature infant in September.
The teen then later added, “Babe we can try again if you still want to be with me.”
Lopez, of Omaha, Nebraska, took a plea deal on Feb. 1 that will put her on detention at home, according to KMTV. She had been charged with felony child abuse resulting in death.
She entered a plea of admission in Douglas County Juvenile court. Although she was originally charged as an adult with negligent child abuse resulting in death, the case was transferred to juvenile court on February 1st when she entered the plea. The juvenile court judge accepted the plea and ordered her to supervision by a probation officer outside the home she had shared with her mother.
As part of her sentence, she will be required to submit to drug testing and a psychiatric evaluation.
The teen told investigators that she did not know she was pregnant.
After giving birth to the child, Lopez confessed to her mom, who found the newborn and called 911, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Lopez and the newborn were rushed to the hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead on arrival.
“It wasn’t a planned-out, thought-out process. It was more of a panicked reaction,” Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told the Omaha World-Herald.
However, the teen’s boyfriend disputed her claim that she didn’t know she was pregnant.
According to him they started dating in January 2016 and had sex in February. The boyfriend told police that he had urged Lopez to tell her mother about the pregnancy and seek a doctor for the unborn baby, but she didn’t.
In the early morning hours when she was in labor, Lopez reportedly, sent her boyfriend several text messages and one photo through Snapchat.
12:56 a.m.: “Babe I’m having contractions in my lower abs every couple seconds. It hurts so much.”
1:01 a.m.: “I am in so much pain.”
1:02 a.m.: “I want it to stop.”
The baby was about 14 inches long and weighed 2 pounds. An autopsy later determined that Lopez had been pregnant for 25 to 28 weeks, about the seventh month of gestation.