Ruby Lee Medina's mother said she already named her unborn grandson, who was due in March 2010.
Instead, baby Noel was born last week during an apparent backroom abortion. The incident was punctuated by the unborn child's father allegedly burying the fetus wrapped in a Christmas gift box in the back yard.
"I don't understand what happened," said Marina Perez, the 49-year-old mother of Medina.
Medina and Javier Gonzalez, her married boyfriend, turned themselves in Monday afternoon at the San Juan Police Department. The parents are accused of inducing an abortion, wrapping the fetus up as a Christmas present and burying it in the yard at her residence on the 1200 block of East Sioux Road.[..]
Medina, 31, delivered the fetus last week after she apparently took pills typically given during abortions, Perez said, adding that she did not know the drug’s name. Perez said her daughter told her she took the drugs brought over by friends from Reynosa to treat heartburn.
Instead, the pills apparently induced labor, with Medina delivering the fetus while sitting on the toilet in her bathroom, said Perez, who lives in San Antonio.