CHICAGO — A Chicago Pakistani American woman accused of throwing her infant daughter to her death from an eighth-floor window has been sentenced to probation.
The Chicago Tribune reports that 20-year-old Mubashra Uddin July 6 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a Cook County judge sentenced her to four years of probation.
She originally was charged with first-degree murder in the November 2015 death.
Prosecutors said Uddin hid her pregnancy and killed the baby because she feared her Muslim parents from Pakistan wouldn't approve. Prosecutors said Uddin gave birth and dropped the baby girl out of a bedroom window when she heard her mother approaching. A man found the newborn in the grass.
The girl suffered complex skull fractures, a fractured spine, a broken left shoulder, fractured left and right ribs and a lacerated aorta, as well as damage to other internal organs, prosecutors have said. The baby died the next day at a hospital.
When police tracked her down, Uddin at first denied she had anything to do with the infant but later made "multiple admissions" on video, prosecutors said at the time.
Uddin was given credit for serving 603 days in jail.
According to the Chicago Tribune report, at the time the incident happened, Uddin was described as a college student who earned straight-A grades.