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Teen dropped her newborn from high-rise after hiding pregnancy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    One more child murdered in Chicago:

    An Uptown woman dropped her newborn girl from an eighth-floor window late Wednesday, killing the baby, because she feared discovery by her family, prosecutors said Saturday.

    Mubashra Uddin, 19, was ordered held without bail on a first-degree murder charge Saturday after a hearing in Cook County Bond Court. The newborn, now being called Baby Jane Uddin in police reports, was found in the grass outside a high-rise in the 800 block of West Eastwood Avenue about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to authorities.

    Uddin did not appear in court Saturday because she is hospitalized.

    When Uddin became pregnant by her boyfriend and took a pregnancy test, she told her boyfriend and a friend, but did not tell her family, because she knew her Pakistani Muslim parents would not approve, said Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Turnock. Judge Peggy Chiampas said that Uddin’s family circumstances would be important in the case, and would be considered.

    During her pregnancy, Uddin, a student at Devry University, wore clothing to help hide the pregnancy and kept it a secret from her family, Turnock said.

    On Wednesday, Uddin went into labor at the eighth-floor apartment she shares with her parents and younger sister, in the bedroom she shares with a sister, Turnock said. She gave birth about 11:20 p.m. to a full-term, 7 pound, 11 ounce girl.

    After the baby was born, Uddin heard her mother approaching the bedroom, so Uddin opened a bedroom window and dropped the girl out, Turnock said.

    The baby fell 8 stories and landed on a grassy area near the apartment building. A man found her naked and bloody, but still breathing, and alerted security at the building to call 911, Turnock said.

    Teen dropped her newborn from high-rise after hiding pregnancy: Prosecutors
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The baby survived?? Holy crap. What an awful story.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Baby died, just not right away, I guess.
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Wish I hadn't read this thread title. Fucking awful.
  5. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Hope the mother lives a long life full of pain and misery daily.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Throw the bitch mother out the window too.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Promise me you guys aren't studying to become social workers.
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Are suggesting she just does a little community service and get on with her life?
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What's behind Door No. 2?
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    It was that or the police force ... [/saintalma]
    Ace likes this.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I wonder if having an abortion ever crossed her mind?
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The one thing to remember here is how difficult it can be for a woman, much less a teenager, to handle the hormonal influences that come after childbirth. Post-partum issues are very real and very difficult to deal with for many women.

    Not making excuses, but just suggesting that maybe we ought to dial down the "throw the bitch mother out the window" rhetoric.
    franticscribe likes this.
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