A Chicago woman who threw her newborn to her death from an eighth-floor window after hiding her pregnancy from her parents has been sentenced to probation, officials said.
Mubashra Uddin pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter of a family member and was sentenced to four years’ probation, The Chicago Tribune reported.
After concealing her pregnancy from her Muslim, Pakistani parents, Uddin gave birth to a seven-pound, 11-ounce baby girl in her the family’s high-rise apartment on West Eastwood Avenue on November 11, 2015.
After giving birth in the room she shared with her little sister, Uddin could hear her mother coming and threw the infant out of a window, prosecutors said.
A man discovered the infant — called baby Jane Uddin in court documents — in the grass eight stories below at about 11:45 p.m. He wrapped the bloodied newborn in shirts and called 911.
The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later. She had suffered complex skull fractures, a fractured spine, a broken left shoulder, fractured left and right ribs, a lacerated aorta and internal damage, officials said.
"The act of dropping a newborn out of an eighth-story window to its eventual death is exceedingly evil, exceedingly cruel," Judge James Brown said at a hearing in 2015.
Uddin, now 20, became pregnant by her boyfriend but kept it a secret as she thought her parents would not approve, prosecutors said at the time.
She had been forbidden to speak to boys and when parents first found out about her boyfriend, they pulled her out of school and home-schooled her, NBC 5 reported.
When she learned she was pregnant, she only told her boyfriend and one friend. Uddin wore loose clothing and never sought medical attention during her pregnancy, authorities said.
“With all her family has put her through, I’m surprised she didn’t jump out of the window herself,” the baby’s grandmother and mother of Uddin’s former boyfriend told DNAinfo.com. “No one is mad or upset because we all know the household she’s coming from.”
Uddin’s parents attended her hearings with her attorney, saying they support her “100 percent” and are “standing by her.”
When police first tracked her down, Uddin denied she had anything to do with the infant, but later made “multiple admissions” on video.
After she posted bond and was released, Uddin returned to her family’s home.