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Teen parents, baby’s grandmother charged after newborn left abandoned in alley

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CHICAGO (WFLA/CNN) – A woman who brought an infant to a Chicago firehouse in a shopping bag is now facing false report charges.

Karla Antimo admitted to investigators the baby is actually her grandson. 

Shortly after her son’s 16-year-old girlfriend gave birth to the child Tuesday, the new mother wrapped her own baby in a towel and left him on a trash can in an alley. 

The teen’s 17-year-old boyfriend then went to the scene and put his son inside a bag then called his mother.

Antimo retrieved the baby and brought him to a firehouse, claiming she had found the child. 

The baby was taken to the hospital in critical condition — but is expected to be released as soon as this weekend. Both parents are facing attempted murder charges.

Illinois has a safe haven law — which allows anyone to hand an infant less than a month old to authorities with no questions asked and those children go directly to adoption agencies. 

Since this baby was abandoned illegally, he will go into the foster care system. 

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