Paternal grandfather of New Mexico baby tossed into dumpster seeks custody

Paternal grandfather of New Mexico baby tossed into dumpster seeks custody


The grandfather of the newborn who was tossed into a New Mexico dumpster by his teen mom said in a new interview that his 16-year-old son is the child’s dad – and that his family is seeking custody.

Alexis Avila, 18, was captured in shocking video throwing a trash bag containing the baby into the container on North Thorp Street in Hobbs about 2 p.m. Friday, according to charging documents obtained by The Post.

The infant was discovered — with his umbilical cord still attached — by three people who were combing through the dumpster in 36-degree weather. The child has been listed in stable condition.

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Avila claimed to police that she panicked when she unexpectedly gave birth and threw her newborn away. She

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