Mother charged with killing baby boy

Aug. 31, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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HAMILTON, Ohio, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A 26-year-old Hamilton, Ohio, woman allegedly killed her 5-week-old son as part of a plan to hide the fact the father was a minor, police said.

Asuncion Avila-Villa was charged with aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The father of Avila-Villa's baby allegedly was 16 years old, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, reported Monday.

Police allege Avila-Villa killed her son, Israel Santos, and put his body in a plastic bag in the trash behind her apartment.

Avila-Villa, who has three other children, reported her son's disappearance Aug. 24, allegedly trying to pin his disappearance on an ex-boyfriend who is an adult, the station reported.

Police say they found the boy's body in the garbage can the next day. The boy's arm and skull were fractured, the county medical examiner said.

Avila-Villa was ordered held at the Butler County Jail on $1 million bail.

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