Alexis Trevizo, a 19-year-old facing charges for the alleged murder of her newborn child, has been released from jail ahead of her trial, as indicated by court records. The arrest by the Artesia Police Department followed an investigation into the death of the newborn.
According to reports, on January 27, while being treated for lower back pain in the emergency room, Trevizo received confirmation from a lab test that she was pregnant. Prior to the lab results, she had reportedly denied being pregnant to medical professionals.
Upon hearing the news, it is alleged that the teenager locked herself in the hospital bathroom. When she eventually allowed hospital staff to enter, they discovered the room covered in blood, according to KRQE.
Authorities claim that Trevizo gave birth to the baby and then placed him in a trash bag, which she subsequently disposed of in a trashcan. The newborn was found deceased when he was eventually discovered. The medical examiner ruled the death as a homicide.
Trevizo was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence, with allegations of willful and deliberate intent. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Following a hearing, court records indicate that she was released from jail on Thursday with certain restrictions, including a curfew.
Trevizo’s release will allow her to complete her education and attend her graduation. She will not be required to wear an ankle monitor or be under house arrest, according to reports.