The 18-year-old woke up early last Saturday morning, gave birth to a full-term baby boy, placed him outside her house in a plastic Walmart bag and then went back to bed, prosecutors said today in bond court.
By the time a construction worker called police a few hours later after spotting the infant in the Northwest Side gangway, the child was dead.
Prosecutors said Ana Rosa Mora, who faces a first-degree murder charge, killed her baby out of fear her boyfriend would leave her. The teen then concocted a story intended to dupe those who knew she was pregnant, officials said.
When two staff members at Kelvyn Park High School noticed on Monday that she’d recently given birth, Mora showed them a photo of a baby girl on her iPad and said it was hers, Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.
But Mora then brought up the dead baby found near her home and asked the school officials whether police had the right to take DNA from people in her house and whether that DNA would show who the child’s mother was, prosecutors said.