Grandma, teens arrested after newborn baby abandoned on trash can in alley

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CHICAGO, IL (CNN) – A grandmother who brought an infant to a Chicago firehouse in a shopping bag is now facing charges for filing a false report and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Karla Antimo admitted to investigators the baby is actually her grandson.

Shortly after her son’s 16-year-old girlfriend gave birth to he child Tuesday, the new mother wrapped her own baby in a towel and left him on a trash can in an alley.

The teen’s 17-year-old boyfriend then went to the scene and put his son inside a bag and called his mother.

Antimo retrieved the baby and brought him to a firehouse, claiming she had found the child.

The baby was taken to the hospital in critical condition but is expected to be released as soon as this weekend.

Both parents are facing attempted murder charges.

Illinois has a Safe Haven Law, which allows anyone to hand an infant less than a month old to authorities with no questions asked.

Those children go directly to adoption agencies.

Since the baby was abandoned illegally, he will go into the foster care system. 

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