Judge rules teen accused of murdering newborn baby can make bail so she can attend college in person

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EDDY COUNTY, NM – A 19-year-old woman accused of murdering her newborn baby and dumping the child’s body in a hospital trash can was afforded a bail modification in court earlier in August, which will allow the accused murderer to attend the same college as the slain infant’s father.

Back in May, Alexee Trevizo was arrested by authorities in Artesia, New Mexico, after the teen allegedly murdered her newborn baby at Artesia General Hospital in late January.

According to authorities, Trevizo had arrived at the hospital in December 2022 with complaints of lower back pain. Hospital staff informed the teen that she was in fact pregnant.

Weeks later during a visit to the same hospital on January 27th, Trevizo allegedly proceeded to lock herself in a bathroom at the hospital, gave birth to the child, and put the infant inside of a trash bag.

A house keeper at the hospital discovered the child’s lifeless body sometime later after noticing the trash bag was heavier than normal, while also observing the blood inside of the bathroom. When initially interviewed about the infant’s death, Trevizo claimed that the child was born not breathing and that she panicked in the moment and threw the infant in the garbage.

However, a subsequent autopsy conducted in March found the child was born alive and had died due to lack of oxygen, with authorities claiming that what killed the child was the act of placing the infant inside of the garbage bag.

Following the evidence gathered from the autopsy, a criminal complaint was approved on May 10th and charges of first-degree murder or alternatively intentional abuse of a child resulting in death, as well as a count of tampering with evidence, were filed against Trevizo and she was arrested the following day.

Gary C. Mitchell, Trevizo’s defense attorney, has framed the case against his client as her being a sort of victim of the hospital for reporting the deceased infant to police, calling the matter a “horrific case of a young person who goes for help to the right place — the place in that community she should be at. She went there for help, and this is the result?”

Within a week of Trevizo’s arrest, she was released from jail on $100K bond, just in time for the accused murderer to attend her high school graduation. Part of the release conditions set at the time were that Trevizo had to adhere to a 7:00 am to 7:00 pm curfew, but there were no GPS monitoring requirements (i.e., no ankle bracelet).

There was also reportedly a no-contact order put in place, specifically mandating that Trevizo’s couldn’t contact the young victim’s father. However, on August 22nd, Eddy County Judge Jane Gray ruled the no-contact order was to be lifted so that Trevizo could attend New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, which is where the victim’s father goes to college.

Judge Gray expressed shock that the previous judge in Trevizo’s bond hearing utilized a domestic violence framework to impose the no-contact order, with Judge Gray asserting that there was no history of domestic violence between the defendant and the victim’s father.

Aside from Trevizo’s bail conditions being modified, jury selections are slated to occur in the coming weeks, while the defense continues to argue and file motions of suppression due to the alleged offense occurring at a hospital and requiring allegedly privileged information for the state to prove its case.
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