Chicago grandmother charged with dumping son’s baby at firehouse

A Chicago grandmother claimed she discovered a crying new baby abandoned inside the trash — nonetheless her story unraveled when it was revealed the baby actually belonged to her teenage son, based mostly on a report.

Karla Antimo, 37, allegedly knew the baby boy was her grandson when she launched him “cold as concrete” Tuesday to the firehouse, claiming she heard his cries whereas parking her vehicle, info station WBBM reported.

Prosecutors talked about Antimo acquired a reputation earlier inside the day from her 17-year-old son with stunning info: His 16-year-old girlfriend had given supply inside the bathroom and the child was now ineffective.

Antimo drove to decide on up her son — and he purchased inside the vehicle carrying the baby inside a procuring bag, the Chicago Tribune reported.

While that they had been driving, she realized the toddler was nonetheless alive after he made a noise. So Antimo dropped her son off, then launched the baby to the firehouse, claiming she discovered the brand new baby inside the shut by alley, based mostly on the newspaper.

Firefighters talked about the baby wasn’t respiratory and launched him to the hospital, the place he now stays inside the neonatal intensive care unit.

Antimo’s son and his girlfriend are charged with tried murder. Their identities haven’t been launched on account of they’re minors.

Meanwhile, Antimo faces felony prices of disorderly conduct.

Police talked about they’re nonetheless investigating the events that virtually led to the baby’s dying.

“This incident could have been handled differently, especially when the grandmother got involved, because she’s not a child. She’s not a teenager,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talked about. “At least she did have the wherewithal though to take the baby to a firehouse.”

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