A Chicago woman who killed her newborn baby by dropping it from a window in a high-rise apartment building in 2015 has been sentenced to probation.
Mubashra Uddin, 20, who hid her pregnancy from her parents, pleaded guilty on Thursday to involuntary manslaughter of a family member and was sentenced to four years of probation.
The infant, referred to as Baby Jane Uddin in official documents, was found in the grass outside a high-rise building the night of November 11, 2015, and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital approximately an hour later.
According to prosecutors, a man found the baby injured but still breathing and asked security at the building to call 911. The infant suffered complex skull fractures, a fractured spine, a broken left shoulder, fractured left and right ribs and a lacerated aorta, and additional damage to internal organs.
At the time Uddin was charged, prosecutors reported that she became pregnant by her boyfriend but did not tell her family, knowing that her Pakistani Muslim parents would not approve.
After giving birth to the 7-pound, 11-ounce girl, Uddin heard her mother approaching the bedroom and threw the infant out of the window.
Upon being identified by police, Uddin denied being associated with the infant, but later made “multiple admissions” on video to the contrary.
Uddin was originally charged with first-degree murder. At the time, her attorney said that Uddin’s family was “standing by her.”
Upon being charged, Uddin was ordered held without bail, although a judge set bail last year at $275,000. Uddin posted bond and was released. According to court records, she was living with her parents and being monitored electronically.
When considering sentencing, the judge gave Uddin credit for serving 603 days in jail, and sentenced her to an additional 48 months of probation.
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