WATCH: Alexis Avila found guilty of throwing newborn in dumpster sentenced to 16 years

Published: May. 1, 2023 at 9:59 AM CDT|Updated: May. 1, 2023 at 12:16 PM CDT
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LOVINGTON, New Mexico (KCBD) - Alexis Avila, found guilty of throwing her newborn baby in a dumpster in January 2022, was sentenced to 16 years Monday morning.

Avila was found guilty last month of child abuse causing bodily harm and attempted first degree murder. She was also sentenced to two years probation. She faced the maximum sentence of 18 years.

The jury came back with a guilty verdict after more than two hours of deliberations.

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