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Mother charged with death of newborn found in plastic bag on Northwest Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A mother has been charged with murder for the death of her newborn son, who was found dead and wrapped in a plastic bag in a Northwest Side gangway last week.

Ana Rosa Mora, 18, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

About 8:30 a.m. April 19, the boy -- described as a newborn -- was found in a gangway between two buildings in the 2700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police source described the baby as a “full-term male infant” who was 1 day old.

Mora, of the 2700 block of North Hamlin, was charged after she admitted to putting the live infant inside a plastic bag and leaving him lying in the same gangway where he was later found dead, police said.

She was scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday, police said.

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