Jul 12 2017
Muslim mother who threw her newborn baby out a window to its death gets NO JAIL TIME, just probation!
UK Daily Mail (h/t Lyza S) Mubashra Uddin, 20, was sentenced to just four years’ probation after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter of a family member in Cook County Court in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday. She was originally charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 death of her infant.
Uddin dropped the infant from a window in her eighth floor Chicago apartment after she had given birth on November 11, 2015, so that her Pakistani Muslim parents would not find out about her pregnancy. The baby died about an hour later.
Her death was ruled a homicide by blunt-force trauma, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The baby girl suffered extensive injuries, including fractures to her skull, spine and ribs, a broken shoulder, and a lacerated liver and bowel.
Though she was initially jailed without bond, Cook County Judge Carol Howard reduced Uddin’s bail last year to $275,000, according to the Chicago Tribune. Uddin eventually posted bond and was released. She lived with her parents and was on electronic monitoring. She hid the pregnancy from her family by wearing clothing that concealed the bump.
Neighbors placed a memorial in front of the building.