VIDEO: Mom defends daughter who tossed newborn into garbage - ‘Everyone makes mistakes’

The grandmother of a baby found abandoned in a New Mexico dumpster is defending her daughter, saying, “Everyone makes mistakes.”

Alexis Avila, 18, is facing charges of attempted murder and child abuse in connection with the incident, which occurred last Friday in Hobbs. Police say Avila wrapped the newborn in a blood-soaked towel and two garbage bags before depositing him in the dumpster with his umbilical cord still attached. The infant sat in 36-degree weather for more than five hours before he was discovered, according to police.

Now Avila’s mother, Martha, has come to her daughter’s defense, saying, “People can preach all they want, they can judge all they want, but we only care about the judgment of one. Everyone makes mistakes.”

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Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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