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Mesa teen arrested for throwing baby out a window

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 say the 16-year-old girl also taken into
custody Tuesday night on suspicion of child abuse. Her name is being withheld
because she’s a juvenile.

Authorities suspect the teen gave birth to a child in the bathroom of her
family’s east Mesa home on Sunday.

Paramedics responded to the home after her family reported that she was
bleeding heavily.

Deputies say it appears the baby fell about 5 feet after being thrown out the
bathroom window and hit her head on a brick.

Authorities say the child is expected to survive and remains in the custody of
state Child Protective Services.


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