the death of the newborn girl. She is 19-year-old Mubashra Uddin, who lives with her parents at the building from which police say the baby was thrown late Wednesday night.
The police did not provide a mug shot, since Ms. Uddin is currently hospitalized. (Remember that she underwent a home birth, with no medical assistance, just a few days ago.)
We never know what is in others' hearts and minds, and what people are capable of. But we are hearing from people who know this young woman that she loved children. They are finding it difficult to reconcile the person they know as someone who has allegedly confessed to throwing her baby from a high-rise window.
We'll never know what kinds of pressure this young woman was under. We are told by several reliable sources that the impending birth of Baby Eastwood became a source of deep disapproval from those closest to her. What we do know is that a newborn baby is senselessly, tragically, and needlessly dead. It is one of the saddest stories that Uptown Update has ever covered.
Police detectives are continuing to investigate the case. Ms. Uddin -- probably in absentia -- is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.
Update: Here's the Tribune story with details as read into the court record. Extremely detailed and horrific.