A twenty-year-old Muslim woman called Mubashra Uddin was charged two years ago with first-degree murder for allegedly dropping her newborn infant daughter out of an 8th-floor window so her parents wouldn’t know she was pregnant. Relatives of the woman told the police that her strict Muslim upbringing led to the series of event that eventually led to the unspeakable incident.
Uddin has been sentenced to four years’ probation and was even prohibited from speaking to boys. Relatives explained that when Uddin turned 13 and found a boyfriend at school, her strict Pakistani-born parents pulled her out of the high school and she was homeschooled. They assure this was a terrible situation for her.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, when Uddin went to DeVry University she found out she was pregnant and told only her boyfriend and one other friend. She decided to conceal her pregnancy from her parents and when she finally gave birth in her home she allegedly held the newborn infant daughter outside of her room window and dropped it.
The baby suffered broken ribs, a fractured spine and skull, and many other terrible injuries that eventually caused her death. Nevertheless, the infant managed to survive long enough for rescuers to wrap it in a blanket, but it was eventually pronounced dead at the Weiss Memorial Hospital 90 minutes later. The newborn was found on November 11, 2015, about 11:15 pm in the yard of the building.
While Uddin made multiple admissions about her act on video following police interviews, authorities said she initially denied any kind of relationship with the baby. Although she was originally charged with murder, the Muslim woman was sentenced to four years’ probation this week after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter of her infant daughter.
During sentencing, Uddin was given credit for serving 603 days in prison where she was originally held without any kind of bail until the judge reduced it to $275,000. After posting bail, she was electronically monitored and went back to living with her parents.
While Uddin’s father and mother never said anything regarding this terrible incident, her Attorney assured that her family is supporting her. As a matter of fact, they were in the court watching the whole process.
Regarding this unspeakable tragedy, Uddin’s attorney Adam Sheppard told to the Chicago Sun Times that while she will be forever haunted by what happened, the end of the case will enable her to salvage the remainder of a productive live. Furthermore, he told this was a tragic event in the life of a naïve girl.
Sheppard and her friends assured she was overwhelmed by the pressure of raising a baby as an unwed mother in Muslim family, given the fact this culture heavily condemn these kinds of acts.
During her bond hearing, Adam Sheppard’s father and law partner Barry Sheppard told that Uddin is a heartbroken and confused older teenager filled with sadness. Additionally, he said that Uddin is extremely contrite and she hasn’t stopped crying. Nevertheless, Judge Brown told that that dropping a newborn infant out of an eighth-story window to its eventual death is extremely evil and exceedingly cruel.
Apparently, Uddin’s parents didn’t approve her boyfriend and she managed to hide her pregnancy by wearing baggy clothes and never sought prenatal care. Many believe this actually worked considering that almost anyone knew that she was pregnant.
Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Turnock informed that she gave birth to a 7-pound, 11-ounce girl in her bedroom while her 10-year-old sister slept in the same room. When Uddin heard her mother approaching the room she decided to open the window, held the baby out head first and released her.
> Mom admits to dropping baby to death
> “Mubashra Uddin”
> ….Gets probation
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— B. Wood (@DirtyKallahanX) 11 de julio de 2017
The Police found blood on the floor and a window in Uddin’s bedroom. Also, they found on the toilet; bloody scissors allegedly used to cut the baby’s umbilical cord, bloody sheets, and clothes that had been washed.
Uddin’s boyfriends mother assured that she wasn’t in a good state of mind at the time of the tragedy and explained that her parents were extremely strict with her.
Additionally, a former school counselor expressed its deep pain and surprise on this incident since the person assured that in addition to being a good student, Uddin was god girl and a “sweetheart.”