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Girl ‘fatally threw newborn from window’

Antonia Lopez, 16, has been charged as an adult in the death of her baby girl. Picture: Facebook/Antonia Lopez

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has allegedly thrown her premature baby out of her bedroom window moments after secretly giving birth in the US.

Antonia Lopez, from Omaha in Nebraska, is being charged as an adult in the death of her newborn daughter on Friday morning.

Investigators say the teen was alone in her bedroom when she went into labour and gave birth to the premature baby.

Antonia Lopez, 16, allegedly fatally threw her newborn out of her bedroom window. Picture: Facebook/Antonia Lopez

Antonia Lopez, 16, allegedly fatally threw her newborn out of her bedroom window. Picture: Facebook/Antonia LopezSource:Supplied

Police said she then threw the infant from the second floor of her home and told her mother.

Lopez’s mother found the baby in the grass, called 911 and gave the newborn CPR until paramedics arrived, police said.

The baby was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Around the time of the alleged incident, Lopez reportedly posted a bizarre request on Facebook.

“Who can do me a huge favour and has a car?” she wrote, with three crying emojis.

Antonia Lopez allegedly threw the baby girl from her bedroom window, on the second floor of her family home. Picture: KETV

Antonia Lopez allegedly threw the baby girl from her bedroom window, on the second floor of her family home. Picture: KETVSource:Supplied

Lopez’s grandfather, John Barcelona, told KETV he didn’t know his granddaughter was pregnant.

“She looked like she was well underweight more than anything else, I would’ve never dreamt that she was pregnant,” he said. “In my head, I just can’t believe it, I can’t believe it.”

Neighbour Mark Nelson said: “It makes me feel very disturbed. Just looked like a normal family, normal neighbours, say hi, keep to their self.”

Lopez has been charged as an adult with felony child abuse resulting in death.

Police expect autopsy results next week.