PHOENIX — A Mesa teenager accused of trying to conceal her childbirth by
throwing the newborn out a window has been arrested for attempted homicide.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies said the 16-year-old was taken into
custody Tuesday night. Her name is being withheld
because she’s a juvenile.
Authorities suspected the teen gave birth in the bathroom of her
family’s east Mesa home on Sunday.
Paramedics responded to the home after her family reported that she was
Deputies said it appeared the baby fell about 5 feet after being thrown and hit her head on a brick.
Authorities said the infant is expected to survive and remained in the custody of
state Child Protective Services.