Illinois Teen Charged with Murder After Throwing Newborn Baby Out Eight-Story Window

Uddin-compressedCHICAGO — An Illinois teen is facing a murder charge after being accused of throwing her newborn baby out of her apartment window—located on the eighth floor of the building.

Mubashra Uddin, 19, was denied bail Saturday after being arraigned in Cook County Bond Court on a first degree murder charge. Police believe that Uddin gave birth Wednesday night and then threw her newborn daughter out of the window onto the grassy area below.

The baby was found at approximately 11:45 p.m. by a bystander who wrapped the baby in blankets while waiting for paramedics to arrive. The child, who was breathing at the time she was found, was rushed to Weiss Memorial Hospital, but was pronounced dead. She suffered numerous injuries, including a fractured spine, skull and ribs, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A medical examiner concluded that the newborn died of blunt force trauma.

Police investigated the matter and learned from neighbors that Uddin, whose family’s apartment was directly above where the baby was found, might have been pregnant. They found blood in the bathroom and bedroom, and Uddin eventually confessed after initially denying that the child was hers.

Prosecutors state that Uddin sought to hide the pregnancy from her Muslim family as she knew they would be upset that the child was mixed race. Uddin is of Indian descent and the father is African American. She wore loose clothing so as not to reveal that she was with child.

Neighbors held a vigil for the baby Friday night, placing flowers and stuffed animals around a tree near where the newborn was found.

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“I would have taken the baby [and] I’m 71,” local resident Katy Gray told CBS2.

Illinois has a safe haven law that allows mothers to drop off infants up to 30 days old at a fire station, police station or hospital with no questions asked.

“They can hand over their baby to somebody and walk away,” Dawn Geras of the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation told Life News. “They’ll be safe and the baby will be adopted and loved and cherished forever.”

Weiss Memorial Hospital is less than a block from Uddin’s apartment.


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  • Brenda Golden

    Someone needs to throw her from a 8th story window.

    • Draco Morrison

      Someone needs to break the cycle of hatred and show some love.

    • LadyFreeBird<In God I Trust

      That might be too kind for her.

    • gizmo23

      That’s what Christ would do?

      • Kandy

        From someone who talks bad about Christians sounds kind of lame……………..

        • gizmo23

          How do I talk bad about Christians

  • LadyFreeBird<In God I Trust

    She had no excuse for killing her baby. She could have dropped off her baby. to a fire station. The baby would be alive and she would not be guilty of murder. How heart breaking!

  • Leah Johnson

    I wonder what pro-choicers think of this……

    • Nidalap

      Not too much while the story is so new and horrifying. Give them a little space, however, and they’ll start railing about how she obviously wasn’t given access to abortion-on-demand by her parents. If she had only been able to murder the child in the sterile confines of an abortion clinic, we all would have been spared this uncomfortable reality…

      • gizmo23

        Perhaps if she didn’t live in fear of her parents things might have been different

        • Angel Jabbins

          Perhaps if she had feared God more than she feared her parents…. ‘things might have been different’.

          • gizmo23

            Why should anyone fear God?

          • Angel Jabbins

            Had she feared God, her baby would be alive and thriving today and she would not be looking at many hard days ahead as she bears the consequences of her action. ‘The fear of the Lord is he beginning of wisdom’.

          • American4Truth

            Because all will face him after death and explain every aspect of their life to him, and then he will pronounce eternal judgement on their soul.

          • gizmo23

            Where is that in the Bible?
            I was taught that all we need to do is accept Jesus as our savior and ask forgiveness. All of our sins are then forgiven.

          • American4Truth

            God knows our heart and he knows if people that ask forgiveness are really sorry for their sins. All sins that are committed are not forgiven with a one time prayer asking for forgiveness. We must ask forgiveness for our sins every day.

        • Nidalap

          Wowzers! That was very illustrative! Thanx! (^_^)

          • Valri

            He’s right.

          • Nidalap

            Thanx! (^_^)

        • American4Truth

          It doesn’t excuse her behavior. A hospital was less than a block away where she could have dropped the baby off , no questions asked.

          • gizmo23

            Is that the case in her state? Did she know that?

    • Valri

      Why would they think anything at all about it, considering it’s not an abortion issue but a murder one, considering the child was a newborn?

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Outstanding question, Leah!

  • Sandra Owen Brosier

    they better protect her, her family will probably kill her

    • LadyFreeBird<In God I Trust

      She is Muslim so that is true her life is in danger with her family.

  • Josey

    This is sad and a shame, she is 19 yrs old and selfish, no courage for she could have gone to someone for help but instead the baby was thrown out the window enduring a painful death and she will spend her life in prison.

    • gizmo23

      She is 19 and sounds like lived in great fear. I think it is to harsh to condemn her and she may have not had anyone to goto. I’m not excusing this act but some compassion is in order

      • Kandy

        Many have great Compassion for the “baby” she murdered.Remember she could have brought her baby to a fire station.Yes she feared her parents but that does not justify the killing of her baby.

        • gizmo23

          I never said she was justified but some compassion is in order. She must live with this forever

          • LadyFreeBird<In God I Trust

            And the baby is *DEAD FOREVER* Although as a Cristian I believe the Baby is with the Lord. Still when Moms murder their Babies they need to pay for the crime just like everyone else who murders. Unless “you” want to make it legal to kill Newborns?!?

      • Josey

        Where’s your compassion for the innocent newborn she threw away like garbage! She is an adult and made a conscience choice out of cowardice, this is not a normal reaction, she put herself before her child, there were other ways to handle this…period.

        • gizmo23

          I have compassion for both but she has to live with this forever.
          You have no idea if she is a coward, to say that is evil and wrong. Some compassion is in order

          • John_33

            And no compassion for the dead child…

          • gizmo23

            Yes but I can’t bring the child back. It’s suffering has ended, hers is just beginning. Vengeance won’t solve anything

          • John_33

            You do realize that you are excusing murder?

          • gizmo23

            No I am not

          • John_33

            Indeed you are. Think before you excuse it.

          • gizmo23

            End of conversation

          • Angel Jabbins

            ‘Not an ‘it’…’Her’ suffering has ended. And she (the ‘mother’) brought her suffering on herself. The child suffered in innocence.