Nidia Yolibeth AlvaradoThe San Antonio Police Department have charged a 25 year old mother with capital murder and is being held on a $2 Million bail. According to the reports, Nidia Yolibeth Alvardo told the police that she watched the baby die and heard him cry as she strangled the last bit of his life. She allegedly then put the child in a blue duffel bag and abandoned him in a dumpster. Later on an employee at Waste Management found the body on December 23, 2013.

Alvarado apparently gave birth under a fake name on December 20, 2013. The hospital staff helped the authorities link Alvarado to the murder and she was arrested Tuesday night. There is surveillance footage showing when she was leaving the hospital in a wheelchair carrying the baby on December 22. It is being said that the mother never wanted to be pregnant to begin with and she even went as far asking a friend if she knew how to perform a self-induced abortion.

The San Antonio Express reported that a detective wrote in an arrest report, “The defendant said she contacted an unknown individual and she killed the baby by wrapping a ligature around the baby’s neck. Alvarado stated that she saw the baby was crying and she then saw it die.”

Child’s Protective Services spokeswoman, Mary Walker told the San Antonio Express that Alvarado also has two other children. She has a 5 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. I hope if this young mother is ever set free, that someone has good enough sense not to let these other children stay in her care, unless she has really proven that something like this would never happen again.

I don’t want to pass judgment on the woman but it just isn’t normal for a young mother to do this to anyone let alone their own child. There had to be something seriously wrong concerning the pregnancy for her to do something like this. I pray that she gets the help she will need to get through this. I just can’t imagine anyone hating so much that they could stand there and watch their own two hands take the life of a newborn baby away.

I gave birth to a set of twins 32 years ago and lost them at birth. I grieve for my precious baby’s to this day so this news story really hits me hard. I just don’t understand things like this. I would have given anything to have been able to save my two sons lives, there is no way I could watch them die like this woman did with her newborn baby. The only good thing about this story is that we know this child is in heaven now and is not in any pain. He is sitting on Jesus’ lap and is happy now.

Jan Barrett

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