Petition asks NMSU to reconsider teenage murder suspect’s admission
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new online petition, with more than 15,000 signatures, asks New Mexico State University leaders to “prevent Alexee Trevizo from pursuing a career in nursing or social work or any field of education.”
Trevizo is charged with murder and other charges in connection to allegedly giving birth in an Artesia hospital bathroom, and throwing her baby boy in a trashcan where he reportedly died from lack of oxygen.
The petition creator writes, “Allowing someone who has been involved in such a heinous crime to pursue an education, especially one that involves caring for others is not only morally wrong but also poses significant risks to potential patients or clients.”
The petition asks for three things:
- Reconsider admission to Alexee Trevizo
- Implement stricter background checks and screening processes for individuals seeking entry into these professions, ensuring the safety of vulnerable populations
- Collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to ensure that individuals charged with violent crimes against children are not permitted to careers
A representative from New Mexico State University shared in a statement:
“Alexee Trevizo is enrolled at New Mexico State University and is currently taking classes online. NMSU can’t discuss the admissions process for individual students.”
Trevizo is scheduled to go on trial for the murder next August. There is also an active wrongful death suit against the hospital that claims workers should’ve known the teen was pregnant, and didn’t follow protocol once they found out, among other claims.
You can read the full petition here.