The grandfather of the New Mexico child who was deserted in a dumpster by his teen mother stated his 16-year-old son is the daddy and his household needs custody of the toddler.    

Oscar Astorga, 50, stated his son Stephen, 16, had no thought ex-girlfriend Alexis Avila, 18, was pregnant till she gave delivery final week and was then caught on digital camera callously chucking their little one right into a dumpster behind a shopping mall in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Now, in an unique interview with DailyMail.com, Astorga has revealed that the household needs custody of the kid.

‘After all we’re making an attempt to get custody,’ Astorga instructed DailyMail.com. ‘After all.

‘He’s my grandson. That is why we will not touch upon something as a result of we’re making an attempt to get my grandson.’

Oscar Astorga

Alexis Avila

Oscar Astorga, 50, (left) stated his household needs custody of their son’s child after mom Alexis Avila, 18, was arrested for abandoning the kid inside a New Mexico dumpster 

The family of Stephen Astorga, (left) 16, said that he had  no idea his former girlfriend Alexis Avila (right) was expecting a baby

The household of Stephen Astorga, (left) 16, stated that he had  no thought his former girlfriend Alexis Avila (proper) was anticipating a child  

He added that his household has obtained demise threats for the reason that video went viral.  

Textual content messages exchanged by Stephen and a good friend present he believed Avila had miscarried and had no thought he was to turn out to be a father till she was arrested for dumping the child.

Astorga’s household has now employed a lawyer to assist them get custody of the child who’s recovering within the care of the New Mexico Youngsters, Youth and Households Division at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Talking at his residence in Hobbs, Astorga, 50, stated the household are pulling out all of the stops to get the child they’ve named Saul residence.

Astorga, who runs an organization servicing the native oil and gasoline trade, instructed DailyMail.com that the information of the child had come as an enormous shock – and instructed how his household have obtained demise threats on social media.

Telling of the second he found he had turn out to be a grandfather, Astorga stated: ‘When you do not know after which rapidly somebody calls you? It is like wow.’

Oscar Astorga was pictured at his Hobbs, New Mexico home. He said his son, Stephen, 16, and his family want custody of the newborn

Oscar Astorga was pictured at his Hobbs, New Mexico residence. He stated his son, Stephen, 16, and his household need custody of the new child 

The teen, who attended Hobbs High School with Avila, has called his son Saul and is reportedly asking for custody of his son. In messages with a friend, he sounded frustrated and upset by the news

The teenager, who attended Hobbs Excessive Faculty with Avila, has known as his son Saul and is reportedly asking for custody of his son. In messages with a good friend, he sounded annoyed and upset by the information

After giving birth, Avila said she 'panicked.' She wrapped her son in a towel, placed him in a white plastic bag containing some trash, and a larger black trash bag, and drove around, before throwing the child in the dumpster at the Broadmoor Shopping Center

After giving delivery, Avila stated she ‘panicked.’ She wrapped her son in a towel, positioned him in a white plastic bag containing some trash, and a bigger black trash bag, and drove round, earlier than throwing the kid within the dumpster on the Broadmoor Procuring Heart 

He added: ‘I might prefer to let you know loads of issues. I am a God-fearing man. I simply can’t remark proper now.

‘There’s lots of people on social media which have been sending demise threats to our household. We’ve not accomplished something fallacious. My good friend noticed them. These folks on social media.

‘We now have nothing to cover however we will not remark proper now.’

Stephen has stated that Avila, whom he had damaged up with in August 2021, instructed him she had miscarried. 

Saul was born within the lavatory of his grandparents’ $104,000 Hobbs residence final Friday.

Avila instructed cops that she had no thought she was pregnant and solely realized one thing was amiss when she began getting stomach pains.

She has been charged with tried homicide and a felony depend of kid abuse and can seem in courtroom in Lovington, New Mexico, on Wednesday for a detention listening to. 

After giving delivery, Avila claims she panicked and, hours later, wrapped her toddler son in a towel and drove him to the Broadmoor Procuring Mall in downtown Hobbs the place she was captured on digital camera throwing him in a dumpster behind oil trade provide retailer Rig Outfitters.

The Hobbs Excessive Faculty pupil was then seen leaping again in her white Volkswagen Jetta and driving off.

Child Saul was found 5 hours later by three dumpster divers who initially thought the noise they heard was that of a cat mewing.

Panicked 911 calls have emerged detailing the horrifying moment a newborn baby was found in a dumpster in New Mexico. 'We just found a baby in the god**n trash,' the caller is heard saying. 'He's freezing cold and still has his umbilical cord attached'

Panicked 911 calls have emerged detailing the horrifying second a new child child was present in a dumpster in New Mexico. ‘We simply discovered a child within the god**n trash,’ the caller is heard saying. ‘He is freezing chilly and nonetheless has his umbilical twine connected’

Footage from the same camera caught the moment a heroic woman rescued the child

Footage from the identical digital camera caught the second a heroic girl rescued the kid

One the rescuers, April Meadow, wrapped the child in her coat – telling a 911 dispatch operator that the child was ‘freezing chilly.’

After the child was discovered, he was taken to a hospital in Hobbs after which transferred to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, which has a extra superior NICU unit.

When docs assessed the child, they discovered that his physique temperate was so low that it didn’t register, indicating hypothermia. The new child was additionally given a blood transfusion, and placed on a feeding tube and oxygen.

Police stated the child was in a steady situation on the hospital on Monday.

Avila's mother Martha, 47, has broken her silence to defend her daughter and told DailyMail.com that the birth came as 'a shock'

Avila’s mom Martha, 47, has damaged her silence to defend her daughter and instructed DailyMail.com that the delivery got here as ‘a shock’

Avila's mother told DailyMail.com that the birth came as 'a shock' outside her $104,000 home in Hobbs, New Mexico

Avila’s mom instructed DailyMail.com that the delivery got here as ‘a shock’ outdoors her $104,000 residence in Hobbs, New Mexico 

On Tuesday, Avila’s mom spoke out for the primary time – defending her daughter and telling DailyMail.com: ‘Everybody makes errors’.

Martha Avila, 47, stated she had no thought her daughter was pregnant and added that information of the delivery got here as a shock.

The 47-year-old stated her household doesn’t plan to share their aspect of the story however a lawyer for Avila stated they are going to make a press release following a detention listening to for his or her shopper on Wednesday afternoon.

Martha added: ‘Individuals can discuss and provides their opinion. Everyone makes errors. Individuals can preach all they need, they’ll decide all they need however we solely care in regards to the judgment of 1.’

In the meantime, a few of Avila’s associates have challenged her model of occasions, saying the teenager mother was ‘open about her being pregnant’ at college.

Astorga’s model of occasions additionally clashes with Avila’s with a good friend of the teenager dad telling DailyMail.com that he had recognized she was pregnant however was instructed she miscarried after they cut up up in August 2021.

‘I heard her discuss being pregnant round late September, early October,’ the classmate stated. ‘She by no means expressed that it was a nasty factor that she was pregnant.’

Avila reportedly dropped out of highschool on December 17. Hobbs Excessive Faculty refused to touch upon her case.