Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Teen Sentenced in Baby's Death.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Rebecca Roybal Journal Staff Writer

Community Service, Probation Ordered

A year and two weeks ago, a newborn baby girl wrapped in towels was found dead in her 15-year-old mother's bedroom.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Crystal Gebler, now 16, to probation until her 21st birthday for the asphyxiation death of her child.

Children's Court Presiding Judge Tommy Jewell recommended that Gebler be placed under intensive supervised probation, which includes house arrest, counseling, frequent contact with a probation officer and other rules.

Gebler also must perform 500 hours of community service, half of which she and her parents, Brenda and Randy, should spend in the court's learning center, Jewell said. …

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