Mubashra Uddin has been depressed since she was accused of dropping her newborn baby from a window of her family’s eighth-floor Uptown apartment, her lawyers said in court Thursday.
A 19-year-old Chicago woman is facing charges of dropping her newborn daughter from an eighth-floor window in Uptown, killing the baby, because she feared discovery of the pregnancy by her family, prosecutors said.
It’s a familiar story: unwanted babies abandoned out on the street or worse. What we don’t often hear about are the babies safely surrendered under Illinois’s “safe haven” law. As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, 110 babies have been given a second chance since
Mubashra Uddin, 19, was charged with first-degree murder. She’s accused of dropping her newborn baby out of an eighth-floor window of her family’s apartment in Uptown.
Through the emergency room in a Ukrainian Village hospital was awake and bustling around 3 a.m. Tuesday, a newborn girl was left alone around the corner, wrapped in just a jacket.
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