16-year-old secretly gives birth, throws baby out window, killing it, Omaha police say

CNN image of the apartments
CNN image of the apartments

OMAHA, Neb. (WNCN) — Authorities in Nebraska say a teen accused of tossing a baby she had secretly delivered out of her second-story bedroom window has been charged as an adult with felony child abuse resulting in death.

A police officer can be seen on the balcony of the apartment where police say the teen threw the baby. CNN image
A police officer can be seen on the balcony of the apartment where police say the teen threw the baby. CNN image

Omaha police say the 16-year-old girl was booked Saturday.

Antonia Lopez, 16, is charged as an adult, according to KETV.

Officers were called to the apartment shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, where they found a woman administering CPR to the infant.

The baby and 16-year-old were taken to a hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead.

Investigators say the teen was alone in her bedroom when she went into labor and gave birth to the premature baby.

Police say she then threw the infant out the window and told her mother.

CNN image
CNN image

Lopez’ grandfather said that he didn’t know the teen was pregnant, according to KETV.

“It’s caught me by surprise. I just can’t believe it. Stunned,” grandfather to the teen, John Barcelona said.

Barcelona said he saw his granddaughter just days before the deadly incident.

“She looked like she was well underweight more than anything else, I would’ve never dreamed that she was pregnant,” Barcelona said. “In my head, I just can’t believe it, I can’t believe it.”

Police expect autopsy results next week.

— The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report

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