Teen Mother Writes 'Chilling' Facebook Post Before Throwing Infant Out Window

Antonia Lopez, 16, has been charged with tossing her newborn premature daughter out a window to her death.

Published Oct 12, 2016

 (Mug shot, Omaha Police Department)
Image Via Mug shot, Omaha Police Department

In the fall of 2016, clickbait and tabloid web sites such as Providr and The Sun reported a troubling story about a teenage girl who allegedly threw her newborn daughter out a window to her death, then posted a "chilling" Facebook message about it.

The reports were based on a tragedy that had recently unfolded in Omaha, Nebraska. According to Omaha police, on 30 September 2016, Antonia Lopez, 16, went into labor while alone in her bedroom and gave birth to a baby girl. After delivering a premature infant, she threw the child out the second-story window of her apartment. Shortly afterwards she revealed what she had done to her mother, who went outside, retrieved the infant, and called 911. Police and paramedics arrived on the scene where they found Lopez's mother performing CPR on the child; they infant was taken to a hospital but was soon pronounced dead.

A Facebook page belonging to an Omaha Central High School student named Antonia Lopez does display a chilling message posted at 3:40 a.m. on 30 September 2016, about 30 minutes before police and paramedics were called to the scene of the defenestration by Lopez's mother. That message read: "Who can do me a huge favor and has a car?":

According to the Omaha police department's public statement, Lopez has been charged as an adult with one count of felony child abuse resulting in death.


The Sun.   "Teen Mum, 16, ‘Pleaded with Facebook Friends for Help After Killing Newborn Daughter ..."     3 October 2016.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who has been working in the news industry since 2006.

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