Teen Mom Gets 12 Years For Abandoning Dead Baby

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A teen mother who abandoned her abused, dead infant outside a San Antonio fire station has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Julie Navejar, now 18, had pleaded no contest to injury to a child by omission.

Her 7-week-old daughter was found in 2009. At Navejar's sentencing Friday, prosecutors said an autopsy showed the baby died from cocaine in her system, starvation and pneumonia.

Navejar told the judge she's sorry and not the same person anymore. But prosecutors said she never mentioned her baby's name in court.

The San Antonio Express News reports that Navejar has agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her boyfriend, Ramiro De La Rosa. The 21-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted of first-degree felony injury to a child.

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