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Teenage Mother, Father Charged With Attempted Murder After Newborn Was Left In Hermosa Alley, Police Say

The baby's grandmother has also been charged with filing a false report, police said.

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CHICAGO — The mother, father and grandmother of an infant abandoned in Hermosa are facing charges from the Tuesday incident, police said.

Officers initially said the newborn boy was found about 4 p.m. on top of a garbage can in an alley near a firehouse, 1747 N. Pulaski Road. Someone passing by saw the infant — who was in what officials called “very critical” condition — and brought him to the fire station.

But an investigation revealed that wasn’t true, police said.

Instead, the infant’s mother, a 16-year-old girl, gave birth to him, wrapped him in a towel and placed him on top of a garbage can in an alley in the 3500 block of North Pulaski Road, police said.

The boy’s father, a 17-year-old boy, went to the alley and put the baby and the towel inside a bag, police said. He then called Karla Antimo, 37, who took the baby to the firehouse.

Antimo, the baby’s grandmother, falsely told officials at the firehouse that she’d found the newborn on top of a garbage can in an alley in the 1700 block of North Keystone Avenue, police said.

While being investigated, Antimo told officers the baby is her grandson, police said.

Antimo has been charged with filing a false report and the baby’s parents, the 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, have been charged with first-degree attempted murder.

Antimo was scheduled to appear in Bond Court and the teens were scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on Friday.