Mother gets probation in death of newborn thrown from 8th floor

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mother gets probation in death of newborn
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Mubashra Uddin. (Cook County Sheriff's Office)

CHICAGO, Illinois -- A Chicago woman who threw her newborn from a window because she feared her Muslim parents from Pakistan wouldn't approve of her pregnancy has been sentenced to probation.

The Chicago Tribune reports that 20-year-old Mubashra Uddin on Thursday pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a Cook County judge sentenced her to four years of probation. Uddin was given credit for serving 603 days in jail. She originally was charged with first-degree murder in the November 2015 death.

Prosecutors said at the time she was charged that Uddin gave birth and dropped the baby girl out of an eighth-floor bedroom window when she heard her mother approaching. A man found the injured newborn in the grass. The baby died the next day at a hospital.

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