Brace yourself for one of the most disturbing news you've heard in a while ... A 21-year-old Latina mom has been arrested and charged with murdering her newborn baby. But it's the way in which Lillian Alvarado did it and how police discovered her gruesome crime that will shake you to the core.

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Back in November, Alvarado's second-floor neighbors in a Washington D.C. apartment called police to report that there was blood-colored water seeping through their ceiling. When officers went to Alvarado's apartment to check it out, they couldn't believe their eyes. There was a dismembered newborn baby boy laying in about one inch of water and blood. His umbilical cord was still attached and there was a pair of scissor in the bathroom's sink. 

Alvarado, who came out of that same bathroom after her younger sister let the officers come into the apartment, refused to answer any questions. Even though this horrific crime took place almost two months ago, Alvarado was only arrested Thursday because the medical examiner just ruled that the baby was born alive and died of asphyxiation and dismemberment, according to police.

I've no idea what would posses a mother to commit such a heinous crime. I've said it many times before and I will say it again, how can it be that these moms don't know they have options? Nobody likes to talk about it, but wouldn't it have been better for her to terminate the pregnancy early on? If that was not an option for her, didn't she know there are millions of childless women who'd give anything to be able to adopt a baby? 

My heart breaks into pieces just thinking about this poor baby and what he must have gone through on what's usually the happiest day in a woman's life. 

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Roxana A. Soto is Features Editor of MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a girl in 3rd grade and a boy in Kinder. She loves books, languages, traveling and good food – especially when cooked by someone else.

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