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Hobbs mother charged with attempted murder for tossing baby in dumpster appears in court

HOBBS, New Mexico –  An 18-year-old New Mexico woman appears in court.

She's facing charges of attempted murder after police say she abandoned her newborn baby in a dumpster.

Listen to the 911 call below. Editor's note: The audio attached to this story contains graphic language.

ABC-7 obtain the 911 call describing the moment the baby was discovered.

The baby is in stable condition at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Police say investigators used surveillance video to identify a car suspected of being involved. That led them to Alexis Avila, of Hobbs. She told authorities she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked when she gave birth.

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