The defense attorney for Eva Flores, the 18-year-old charged with throwing her newborn baby out of the window of her East Boston home, said that Flores did so because she was raped and the rapist threatened to kill her and her family.
Flores has pleaded not guilty to various charges including assault and battery of a child under 14 with injuries and reckless endangerment of a child in Suffolk Superior Court. The Suffolk ADA declined to address the attorney’s explanation for his client’s actions.
The police report in which Flores’ arrest is summarized says that on September 20 around 10:05 p.m. neighbors heard crying, looked out the window and saw the baby face down in an alley. The neighbors picked up the baby and alerted the police.
Flores, an El Salvador native, is being held on immigration detainer and could be deported.
If you have been charged with assault and battery or any other crime in Massachusetts or if you have question about the potential immigration consequences of a criminal charge, call the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP at 617. 492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online for a free consultation today.
The Boston Globe: East Boston mother accused of throwing child out window is a rape victim, attorney says