Omaha, Nebraska teenager Antonia Lopez managed to keep the fact that she was pregnant a secret from nearly everybody close to her, and recently, when she went into labor prematurely, she was intent on keeping that secret.

Antonia gave birth to a two-pound baby girl in her bedroom at home, and she began to panic about how she could possibly keep the child a secret. Then, she decided to do something completely unthinkable…

Recently, 16-year-old Omaha, Nebraska teen Antonia Lopez secretly gave premature birth to a two-pound-baby girl in her bedroom. Then, seconds after the child was born, Antonia tossed her newborn out the second-story window in her room…

baby-1Facebook / Antonia Lopez

Antonia posted this disturbing Facebook status, seemingly trying to flee the scene of her crime, before confessing what she’d done to her mother. Her mother found the baby and attempted to revive the child with CPR, but it was too late. She then notified the police…

baby-2Facebook / Antonia Lopez

The teenager was taken to the hospital for an evaluation of her post-partum health, and when she was found to be fine, Antonia was turned over to police custody and charged with murder. The state intends to try her as an adult.

baby-3Facebook / Antonia Lopez

While she awaits trial, she has kept her Facebook account active, and authorities have scoured it for evidence to use against her. They found one disturbing post about a home economics project that clearly indicated she wasn’t ready to be a mother…

baby-4Facebook / Antonia Lopez

The public response to her crime has been absolutely vitriolic. While a certain amount of outrage was to be expected, many have used her crime as an opportunity to denigrate those who share Antonia’s Latin American heritage, and others have insisted that the teen should be put to death.

baby-5Facebook / Antonia Lopez

Learn more about the latest developments in Antonia’s case below…

This story is so incredibly tragic all the way around. Hopefully, though, justice is served for the little girl who lost her life.

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