Teen Who Threw Newborn Out Window Won’t Do Jail Time, Must Delete Facebook Due to Uproar Over Crime

OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska teenager who threw her newborn baby out the window won’t be spending any time behind bars, but instead has been ordered to therapy, community service and probation, and must delete her Facebook account due to outrage from thousands upset over the girl’s crime.

Antonia Lopez, 16, gave birth in the middle of the night on September 30, and after throwing the child out of her second-story bedroom window, told her mother what she had done.

Her mother, “distraught and frantic,” then called 911. Both Lopez and her baby were transported to Creighton University Medical Center, but the child was pronounced dead upon arrival. The baby was determined to be between 25 and 28 weeks gestation.

Lopez allegedly told police that she didn’t know she was pregnant and therefore panicked, but her boyfriend disputed the assertion and said that he had urged Lopez to tell her mother about the pregnancy and see a doctor. He advised that she texted him at 2 a.m. the morning she gave birth, “It was a girl by the the way,” and requested help to hide the baby.

Lopez was soon arrested and charged with one count of felony child abuse resulting in death. She faced up to 20 years in prison for the crime.

However, last month, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine agreed to move Lopez’ case from district court to juvenile court since she only had a prior theft charge on her record. He opined the the best course of action for the teen would be rehabilitation.

On Friday, Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Christopher Kelly agreed, stating that the teen isn’t getting help in the Douglas County Youth Center. He ordered that the she live in a group home, obtain both individual and family therapy, serve 50 hours of community service and be placed on probation.

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She must also delete her Facebook account since she received thousands of negative comments from those upset with the teen following her arrest.

“To say she doesn’t understand is disingenuous. She understands,” Lopez’s defense attorney Rebecca McClung told the news outlet Rare, asserting that Lopez thought the baby was stillborn. “She’s coping the best she can.”

However, an autopsy determined that the baby was breathing at the time she was thrown out the window.

“The autopsy revealed that the baby suffered bleeding near her skull, brain, spine and abdomen. The pathologist told police that the bleeding indicated that there was a heartbeat—the baby was alive when the blunt-force injuries were sustained,” the Omaha World-Herald outlines.

As previously reported, in an introductory lecture to his course on obstetrics in 1854, Philadelphia doctor Hugh Lennox Hodge lamented that even the mothers of his day were lacking of natural affection toward their own children and sought out means to kill them.

“They seem not to realize that the being within them is indeed animate, that is, in verity, a human being—body and spirit—that it is of importance, that its value is inestimable, having reference to this world and the next,” he said. “They act with as much indifference as if the living, intelligent, immortal existence lodged within their organs were of no more value than the bread eaten, or the common excretions of the system.”

“We can bear testimony that in some instances, the woman who has been well educated, who occupies high stations in society, whose influence over others is great, and whose character has not been impugned, will deliberately resort to any and every measure which may effectively destroy her unborn offspring,” Hodge sorrowed.

“[S]he recklessly and boldly adopts measures, however severe and dangerous, for the accomplishment of her unnatural, her guilty purpose … that she may be delivered of [a child] for which she has no desire, and whose birth and appearance she dreads.”

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  • InTheChurch

    Wow, just amazing.

  • H. D.

    Matthew 24:12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      What do you mean “lawlessness has increased?” Crime nationwide is way down from 30 years ago.

      • H. D.

        I’m not implying man’s laws. Bible is about God’s view point.

        Human laws changes with time.

        God doesn’t change His mind.

        In actual fact, there’s growing increase of approval against things God disapprove of.

        Heartlessness is on the rise.

        • RWH

          And people have been saying that ever since women bobbed their hair and wore skirts above their ankles. Their right to vote was the end of civilization according to some because women were too dumb to understand politics. It’s a shame that we didn’t have this technology in the 1930s. Gone with the Wind was the first movie with profanity in it, and back then, all hell broke loose. People screamed that it was the end of civilization, and some went so far as to blame World War Ii on this.

          • H. D.

            Voting has nothing to do with God. Democracy is invented by man.

            Dress code is nothing to do with God either. God clothed Adam and Eve in animal skins coatsto cover their nakedness. Adam and Eve tired to cover up with aprons made of leaves which was inadequate (Genesis 3).

            Don’t confuse God’s opinion with human opinion.

            God explained what are works of flesh and what are fruits of spirit in Galatians 5. It is evident works of the flesh are things to avoid.

            10 commandments is found in exodus 20.

          • wandakate

            Actually whenever GOD is “out” of the picture you can know that satan and his demons are on every corner. You see, Life is a spiritual battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Almost nothing we see or have today is what GOD wanted… JESUS even said, “On that day people will say to me LORD, LORD, and won’t enter the Kingdom of GOD (heaven). ONLY the ones who DID the will of the FATHER will enter. Those must be the ones who kept ALL 10 of the commandments. The two greatest ones did NOT abolish all the others. They are NOT obsolete, they are still valid to this day. He told us they would apply for 1,000 years. It’s not been that long. We’re going to have some accounting to do on judgment day I do believe.
            JESUS said, “IF you love me, keep my commandments.
            He also said, “IF you have broken one of them, you’ve broken them all.”
            We must confess our sins, repent of them and the forsake them if we plan to be in the Kingdom for all of our eternity. Seriously!!!

          • Amos Moses

            what a bunch of pointless and non sequitur points ……… scatter gun much ….

          • RWH

            Amos. Perhaps if you got a copy of Hooked on Phonics from a used bookstore, your reading skills will improve.

          • Amos Moses

            more scatter gun ……..ad hominem ……..

        • wandakate

          What was right is now WRONG, and what used to be wrong is now all the sudden RIGHT! We’ve lost our way as humans. We’re going down the tubes. We have no morals anymore. If it feels good, just do it and don’t worry about anybody else.
          What ever happened to…
          I have neighbors I don’t know, haven’t met them. I have one who doesn’t want to have a conversation, she’s rude and basically just doesn’t seem to care one way or the other. Does anybody see this happening besides me? People are rude, unloving, uncaring, disobedient, boastful and full of pride, plus some are money hungry (called GREED). I should have said the majority are money hungry. It’s about “show me the money”, and then leave me alone, don’t bother me, go away!
          Welcome to 2017 and beyond!!!

      • shalom

        It has increased. Lawlessness is throwing off the restraint of God’s will in your life. Today now more than ever people have rejected Jesus and His ways/will for sin. The morality of the USA has gone down badly even in the past 30 years.

        • wandakate

          Could that be because satan and all his demons are very seriously busy this day and age persuading souls (people) to come into his arena. His goal is to keep them away from GOD at all cost, that’s his main job.
          He’s a spiritual being who doesn’t rest day or night, b/c he’s busy luring folks to follow evil, do what is wrong and to lose every ounce of common sense that they would otherwise have. We have gotten GREEDY, we have lost all of our MORALS, we do wrong day and night, we lie, we break ALL of the 10 commandments, we are a big huge mess. ONLY the son JESUS CHRIST is going to save us from our sins.
          With confession, repentance and forsaking our known sins will be able to get to get on that narrow road, and get off the wide road that is leading us to hell. From hell there is NO return. Hell is total separation from GOD and everything good “forever”, b/c eternity will never end.
          We’re a mess, and it’s certainly not getting any better, it’s not improving. With each passing year it is getting worse b/c satan is stepping up his game plan and people are so far gone that they just listen to his urging and follow blindly like sheep to the slaughter!!!
          JESUS said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, and NO man will come to the FATHER but by me.” What was He saying here? The ONLY way to GOD is through the son…

      • wandakate

        Who told you that Obama’s news crew????? Crime has increased in the past 5 years, not decreased. You need to catch up, you’re behind.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          The FBI, but if you have other information, feel free to share it.

    • Hegelian61

      She was literally set up to fail and needs help. Spending time in DCC (Douglas County Corrections) will arguably not provide the help she desperately needs. To be fair, most around Omaha have been incensed by her crime and the sentence.

      • Jason Todd

        Yeah, she needs help. But after she gets it, she needs to spend the rest of her life in prison.

        This girl may change, but that baby she threw out the window will never change. That baby will remain dead.

        • Hegelian61

          Life in prison is atypical for the charge she was initially facing. One to 20 years is the sentence guideline for a class III Felony

  • Sharon Jackson

    This selfish, stupid, and missing the caring, loving chip most people are born with should serve time like any other murderer.. Oh, this baby is interfering with my life so I’ll just throw it out the window like trash. Her behind should be in jail for murder of an innocent, helpless baby who had no choice who her horrid mother would be. This type of whining judge would give this girl such a lenient sentence makes him/her a complete idiot. Too bad his mother didn’t do the same for him.

  • Ginger

    The most bitterly hated book in all the world is the Bible. Men have
    written thousands of volumes, and spent millions of dollars, to disprove the Bible.
    About two thousand years ago, the emperor Julian brought to bear the vast
    wealth and powerful army of Rome to reestablish the Jewish temple and religion,
    in order to disprove the prophecies of the Bible. Years ago, Sir William Ramsay journeyed over
    Asia Minor to demonstrate that the New Testament could not be true, and ended
    by writing books proving its truth. In their furious endeavor to annihilate the
    Bible, men have turned the key, lifted the headsman’s ax, pulled the rope,
    applied the fagot, betrayed son and daughter, father and mother, to
    horrible fates, soaked the soil of Europe and written the pages of history with
    the blood of the world’s noblest and best. Why this strange obsession? Why this
    animosity, as fresh and acrimonious to-day as when the Word Himself hung upon
    the accursed tree, the victim of the murderous rage of a whole people He had
    come to benefit? Why this virulent passion of 2,015 years of cyclonic
    vindictiveness towards a religion whose basic principle is love to god and love
    to man? This is an enigma that has saddened the hearts of those who feel, and
    puzzled the intellects of those who think. The Bible is the most expensive
    possession of the human race. It has cost the blood of millions of martyrs. The
    earth’s greatest and wisest have gladly given their lives that it might
    live. The Son of God shed His precious
    lifeblood that “every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people”
    might read it. Around the Bible have
    raged, in varying fury, the storms of the ages. All the moral and intellectual
    forces of the centuries have mustered their strength in attack and defense of
    this one book, and its product, Christianity. The attack, and therefore the
    defense, have altered in form only to increase in intensity as the centuries
    have passed. Never for a moment has the battle ceased. It is still raging, read “in whom we have
    redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins” Colossians 1:14
    KJV. Does your version pass
    muster? What everyone forgets or does not know we have the children of
    darkness among us the tares of the world (Matthew 13 KJV) they have always been
    the troublemakers and word-smiths of the world.
    John KJV 5:22 “for the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed
    all judgment unto the Son:” (they are sticking their neck out because the
    Son will judge them). They may think
    they are getting away with what they are doing in the flesh. It is their spirit
    that will be moral spirits meaning libel to die, when they go to judgment.
    Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 KJV “or the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be
    broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the
    cistern. Then shall the dust return to
    the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto god who gave it.” This happens immediately upon death of this
    flesh body-the spirit is released without illness, disability, or impaired
    mental capacity. Ecclesiastes 12:14 KJV
    “for God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether
    it be good or whether it be evil.”
    no one can con God He knows, hears (even knows what we are thinking) and
    sees everything. Isaiah KJV 66:18
    “for I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will
    gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see My
    glory.” (cannot con God, every knee will bow at Christ return, many
    to their shame)

    • Florenca Mcdowell


  • rily

    You take God out of the schools, out of peoples homes, Satan steps in there, all happy to “help”. It’s become clear from what her boyfriend had to say about the situation, that she’s not exactly honest.

  • NCOriolesFan

    As part of her rehab, she should be sewn up till she proves she can handle properly another pregnancy – PROPERLY.