‘It came out of me, I put it in the bag. In the trash bag. I’m sorry mom’
New Mexico teenager is seen on bodycam admitting to giving birth to baby boy in hospital bathroom, placing him in bag and leaving him to die
Alexee Trevizo, 19, is heard on the video admitting the crime to her mother in the presence of cops, with doctor and nurse in attendance
Nurse informed responding officers Trevizo had a positive pregnancy test but denied having sex
She then locked herself in the hospital bathroom on January 27, gave birth to the baby boy before placing him in the trash can
Newborn had died by the time he was found
Death was ruled homicide – Trevizo was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence
She remains free on release while awaiting trial
New Mexico teen Alexee Trevizo admits to her mother that she placed her newborn son in a trash bag
Confronted on a hospital bed, a New Mexico teenager admitted to her mother giving birth to a baby boy and placing him in a trashcan where he died, newly released police bodycam footage shows -in the presence of responding police officers, with a doctor and nurse in attendance.
In the body cam footage released by the Artesia Police Department, 19-year-old Alexee Trevizo is heard telling her mother, ‘It came out of me, I put it in the bag. In the trash bag. I’m sorry mom.’
Trevizo attended the Artesia General Hospital on January 27 with back pain, but tests revealed she was pregnant and in labor. while she protested the outcome of the test, she then locked herself in a hospital bathroom for an extended period of time.
After she returned, a cleaner found the bathroom covered in blood and then called nurses after lifting the heavy trash bag.
In this bodycam released by New Mexico police, Alexee Trevizo, 19, is heard telling her mother, ‘It came out of me, I put it in the bag. In the trash bag. I’m sorry mom.’
In the bodycam footage, a doctor wearing a white lab coat explains to Trevizo and her mother: ‘We discovered a dead baby in the bathroom.’
Trevizo tells the doctor: ‘I’m sorry, it came out of me and I didn’t know what to do … I was just scared, it was not crying or nothing.’
Trevizo’s distraught mother holds her head in her hands as she’s heard pleading with her daughter: ‘What did you do?’
Confronted in hospital by her mother, Alexee Trevizo, 19, has admitted to giving birth to a baby boy and placing him in a trashcan. He infant died. She has been charged with first-degree murder and tempering with evidence
‘What did you do to it’ the mother demands and holds her head in her hands in desperation, before the doctor tells her to ‘stop right there’.
‘The number one priority guys’ the doctor goes on ‘is she just had a baby, I don’t know whether she has delivered the placenta. She’s bleeding significantly’ she says, before explaining that the teenager must be moved to the obstetrician.
‘I’m sorry about this, but in terms of delivering a baby and it looked like you tried to hide it, we do have to have the police involved.
‘It came out of me, I put it in the bag. In the trash bag. I’m sorry mom’ the traumatized Trevizo whispers confesses as she’s confronted by her mother
‘The baby is going to have to be taken for autopsy and there will be an investigator and everything’ the doctor continues in a calm voice.
‘I’m so sorry, but we need to do this correctly and I want to be transparent with you about what our steps are going to be.’
‘Nothing was crying, it came out with nothing’ Trevizo repeats.
A male medic in the room then asks the mother and daughter if they have any questions, to which Trevizo’s mother asks how big the baby is.
‘It’s full term’ the masked medic responds.
‘It came out of me, I put it in the bag. In the trash bag. I’m sorry mom’ the traumatized teen whispers
Trevizo’s mother appears not to have known her daughter was nine months pregnant
‘What!’ she exclaims, suggesting she did not know that her daughter was nine months pregnant prior to the birth.
‘Lexi, have you watched the news, about what the girls do to their babies and they go to jail’ the mother asks in frustration.
Trevizo bursts into tears as she’s then told detectives were on the way to interview her and she would be detained in the hospital under police custody.
Officers from the Artesia Police Department were present with a crime scene processor and hospital staff, witnessed the emotional between mother and daughter.
Trevizo reportedly refused to speak our investigators on the incident, police said.
At the beginning of the released body cam footage, a nurse told responding officers that Trevizo had a positive pregnancy test but denied having sex. She then locked herself in the hospital bathroom on January 27, gave birth to the baby boy before placing him in the trash can, investigators said. Sadly, by the time the newborn was found, he had died,.
An autopsy listed the cause of death as a homicide in March.
Newly released bodycam footage shows the heartbreaking admission
On May 10 Police charged Trevizo with first-degree murder, ‘or alternatively’ intentional abuse of a child resulting in death, plus a count for tampering with evidence.
Trevizo has since been released from jail and will be able to finish the school year without an ankle monitor or house arrest, while she waits to stand trial.
Gary C. Mitchell, an attorney for Trevizo, previously told the Associated Press that his client has no criminal record and should not be facing a murder charge.
He said there are ‘major discrepancies about what happened’ in the hospital and ‘this isn’t a classic child abuse case.’