Hospital staff say it looked like New Mexico teen Alexee Trevizo ripped the umbilical cord ‘like an animal’ after giving birth to a baby boy in a hospital bathroom
Autopsy has revealed that the boy had air in his lungs despite her claim that he never took a breath
Alexee Trevizo, 19, was arrested May 10 and charged with murdering her infant son plus evidence tampering, but bonded out to complete high school
The self proclaimed ‘virgin’, gave birth in a New Mexico hospital bathroom on Jan 27, after denying having sex
New mom Alexee Trevizo and her mother both claimed they were unaware she was pregnant
Later emerging video shows a heavily pregnant Trevizo cheerleading sluggishly while sporting a protruding belly
Videos of the teenager struggling through cheer routines with her round belly were recorded on Jan 6, three weeks before the birth of her full term baby
Alexee Trevizo , 19, has been charged with first degree murder. She is due back in court in September but is allowed back to school and to graduate before trial commences
These are the harrowing recollections of hospital staff including cleaners who found Alexee Trevizo’s lifeless infant son after she dumped him in a trash can after trying to give birth in secret.
On May 10 Police charged Trevizo, 19, with first-degree murder, ‘or alternatively’ intentional abuse of a child resulting in death, plus a count for tampering with evidence.
She is is awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges for killing her newborn baby son.
She was bonded out of jail after her arrest and is allowed to graduate from Artesia High School in New Mexico before going to court.
On January 27, she gave birth to a full term, baby boy in a patient bathroom at the General Hospital after complaining to her mother and doctors that her hips were sore.
She claimed afterwards that she had no idea she was pregnant, despite having an enormous baby bump, and that the baby ‘fell out’ of her as she went to the bathroom.
However, an autopsy suggests the infant was breathing at birth, but was suffocated.
Alexee Trevizo, 19, is shown cheerleading with an enormous baby bump three weeks before she gave birth. She claims she was not aware she was pregnant, and ‘the baby fell out of her’ in the restroom
Trevizo, 19, has been charged with first degree murder for putting her newborn baby son’s body in a trash can, beneath a plastic bag, at Artesia General Hospital in New Mexico on January 27.
Her mother, told police that she didn’t know her daughter was pregnant. Rosa Rodriguez claimed that they only came to the hospital because Alexee complained of back pain.
Contradicting claims by the family, video has emerged of Trevizo looking visibly pregnant while cheerleading on January 6, just three weeks earlier.
Bodycam footage shows Trevizo’s mother and Artesia police questioning the teen moments after the infant was discovered dead in the trash in the hospital. An autopsy ruled the baby’s cause of death was homicide
After giving birth, before staff found the baby, Alexee walked back to her hospital room.
She had been in the hospital complaining of abdominal pain and pain in her back and hips, but maintains she did not know she was pregnant.
Video showed her walking to the bathroom, clutching her bottom.
Staff became concerned about how long she was taking in the patients’ bathroom, and why she was flushing the toilet so frequently.
Alexee Trevizo [left], in her mugshot, and [right], at prom with her baby’s father was bonded out of jail until she graduated high school
Subsequent to the family’s denials, in several video-taped interviews nurses and a hospital cleaning lady describe to Artesia Police detectives the scene they met on entering the bathroom after convincing Alexee to step out of her lengthy stay.
‘It was a gory, bloody, massacre, mess,’ recalls cleaning lady Dia Lewis, who was the first to find the baby. She had been called to the bathroom by nursing staff who feared Alexee had had a miscarriage.
Lewis in a shaky voice as she walked the detectives through the gruesome scene she encountered.
She began cleaning, mopping first to remove the blood from the floor, and wiping down the bathroom walls, toilets and surfaces.
Housekeeper Dia Lewis [photo], was the first to find the baby. She was called to the bathroom by nursing staff who feared Alexee had had a miscarriage. She recounted that ‘It was a gory, bloody, massacre, mess,’ in the hospital bathroom
‘I had to do everything twice. I usually throw my trash first but for some reason that night… I felt the trash, I looked in it, but when I picked it up there was some weight.
‘I started taking the trash out and when I did that’s when I seen there was a baby in there.’
She told the cops through a shaken voice how the sight of the infant traumatized her after losing her partner to suicide.
She said the boy was not ‘bruised’, but was ‘pink and purple’ with hair.
‘She kept flushing the toilet… and said all the blood was her period.’
One of the nurses present was triage nurse Chris Sanchez [photo]. He described hearing her flush the toilet frequently and after 17 minutes he told Trevizo “you need to come out.” He called the house keeper who found the baby in the trash
One of the nurses present was triage nurse Chris Sanchez, who described hearing her flush the toilet frequently.
Eventually, after around 17 minutes in the bathroom by herself, Alexee opened the door.
The floor was coated in blood and by this point, the baby was in the trash can.
‘I checked on her two to three times. I kept hearing the paper towel dispenser, flushing, running the water. Eventually I said, “you need to come out.”
‘She opened it and just kind of walked out. She didn’t say anything and she walked back…I went into the restroom and I saw a large amount of blood on the floor, on the back wall, and so I said “you OK? What happened?”
‘She said, “I’m on my period.”‘
Footage from Artesia General Hospital cameras shows Alexee Trevizo leaving for the restroom and returning to her room. Then the Housekeeper finding the dead baby and alerting staff.
Sanchez said that by this point, the hospital staff knew she was pregnant after receiving a positive blood and urine pregnancy test but they had not yet confronted her with that news.
She had denied being pregnant until that point, he said.
‘She adamantly denied it, said she was a virgin, had her period every month consistently. She said her last period was last prior on that month.
‘So then I started doing my charting and we called in the housekeeper to clean the’ restroom. She felt the weight in the waste basket.
‘That’s when we found the baby.’
‘I asked her if he took a breath… she said he just fell out’
A cleaning lady was the first to find the baby. She was called to the bathroom by nursing staff who feared Trevizo had had a miscarriage. The dead child was in a trash can placed outside the bathroom door
After Dia Lewis found the baby in the trash can, she alerted the doctors and nurses and stood back.
A flurry of activity ensued, with doctors rushing to save the baby and perform an autopsy, while Alexee returned to her room where her mother was.
Marina Perez, a supervising nurse, described speaking with the teen.
‘I asked her, “did it take at least one breath or was it not breathing?”
Supervising nurse Marina Perez, [photo], asked Trevizo “did [your baby], take at least one breath or was it not breathing?” She rseponded that ‘when she sat on the toilet it all just fell out, but when she had it in her arms “it wasn’t breathing, it wasn’t moving”
‘She said, “can I tell you? I’ve been been having this bad abdominal pain, I felt like I needed to go poop, I asked if I could go, they said yes.”
‘She said when she sat on the toilet it all just fell out, but when she had it in her arms “it wasn’t breathing, it wasn’t moving.”
‘Of course you want to be very judgmental at that time and bite your tongue. I wanted to say, “well why didn’t you call us for help?”
‘She said: “He wasn’t moving, he wasn’t breathing, so I placed him in there.”
‘So then I asked, was it a steady boyfriend, she said yes. I said, did he know she was pregnant?
‘She said no.’
‘The umbilical cord looked like an animal had torn it apart’
Among the most graphic descriptions of what was discovered came from a nursing assistant who rushed to the bathroom after Alexee gave birth.
The assistant, named only as Lori in the video interview, told the detectives how it looked as though Alexee had ‘ripped the umbilical cord like an animal’.
‘I’ve dealt with death before but never like this . The umbilical cord looked like an animal had torn it apart.
‘Like, have you ever eaten string cheese? When you twist it.
‘That’s how the bottom of the umbilical cord looked. And I was like wow, this chick really ripped this thing apart, because they are hard to cut,’ she said.
Certified nursing assistant Laurie said ‘I’ve dealt with death before but never like this. The umbilical cord looked like an animal had torn it apart’
She also described seeing the baby’s face clearly through the plastic bag when she picked it up.
‘She had it tight, the top was twisted and tucked under so it wouldn’t open up. Like when you grab trash and swing it, and folder it over.
That’s how it was. It was a clear bag. When I picked it up – all I saw was black and purple – that’s when I noticed it even more.
‘The bag suctioned to his face. This blood was fresh you could even smell it.’
Autopsy reveals baby boy had ‘air in his lungs’
On January 27, Alexee Trevizo and her mother, Rosa Rodriguez, were in the hospital. Both insisted they did not know she was pregnant when police confronted them about finding the infant’s body in a trash can
Alexee Trevizo [photo], was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of her baby and tampering with evidence on May 10
One of the nurses described specifically asking Alexee whether the baby took a single breath after she gave birth, or if he was a stillborn.
‘She said he wasn’t breathing, he wasn’t moving,’ the nurse, Dia Lewis, said.
However, the autopsy revealed the boy had ‘air in his lungs’ when he died, which suggests he was breathing upon birth.
Alexee has been charged with first degree murder in addition to evidence tampering.
She has been allowed out on bail to return to school and graduate, and will return to court in September.