A Muslim mother who tossed her newborn baby out an apartment window was sentenced to probation.
Mubashra Uddin, 20, was sentenced this week for the 2015 first-degree murder charges she was handed after authorities discovered she let go her baby from the top of a high-rise apartment building. She pleaded guilty to the lesser charges of manslaughter.
The baby was killed on impact.
But relatives of the girl said her strict Muslim upbringing contributed to the events that led to the murder.
So she got probation — probation only.
Speaking to police, relatives of the girl say that her strict Muslim upbringing led to the series of events that eventually led to the tragedy.
This week, Uddin was sentenced to probation.
Uddin was even prohibited from speaking to boys. Relatives say that when she turned 13 and found a boyfriend at school, her strict Pakistani-born parents pulled her out of high school and homeschooled. It didn’t really help. When she went to DeVry University, Uddin found out she was pregnant and told only her boyfriend and one other friend, according to the Chicago Tribune.
She concealed her pregnancy from her strict parents, and when she finally gave birth in their home, she allegedly held the newborn infant outside of her bedroom window and dropped it eight stories, where it suffered a fractured spine and skull, broken ribs, and many other injuries — eventually causing death. The infant survived long enough for rescuers to wrap it in a blanket, but was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital an hour later.
Police say that she initially denied having anything to do with the baby, but made “multiple admissions” on video following police interviews.
Though she was originally charged with murder, Uddin was sentenced to four years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter of her infant this week.
She was also given credit for 603 days of time served.
Now, Uddin’s moved back to live with her parents.
Her family is “standing by her,” Uddin’s attorneys tell local media.