Baby thrown from a New York City apartment
According to reports, a six-month-old girl has died after being thrown from a New York City apartment building – the third such fatality in as many months.
Horrified neighbours described a woman screaming about God and Satan before throwing the child out the sixth-floor window of a Bronx apartment block.
An NYPD spokesman said a 27-year-old woman, believed to be the child’s mother, was in the Fordham Heights area home with four children at the time.
The three other children were taken to a hospital despite not suffering any injuries, according the New York Daily News.
Investigators have confirmed the woman was taken to hospital for an evaluation.
The mother, identified by neighbours as Tenisha Fearon, is now being assessed by mental health specialists.
Fearonhas reportedly been charged with second-degree murder.
Police received numerous 911 calls from neighbours saying the infant was being dangled from the window.
One local resident, Lizette Rodriguez, told reporters the mother had shouted: “‘I’m going to throw the baby out the window.’ And she was screaming, ‘We’re all going to die.’
“And that’s when I figured, OK, it’s time to call 911.
“While I was on the phone with 911, I heard a thump and I started to tell her, ‘I think she throw the baby.’
“You heard the people screaming. There were people on both roofs on my building and on the next building.
“They were on the roof yelling at her to stop, don’t do it, what are you doing, think about it.”
Gregorio Lopez, who lives next door to Tenisha Fearon, said he could hear a commotion in the hallway and a man yelling: “Please God. Please help us!”
New York’s child welfare agency, the Administration for Children’s Services, said it was investigating and working to ensure the wellbeing of three other children.
This is the third death of a child thrown from a New York apartment since August.
Baby Thrown From Apartement Not A First For The Area
Last month, a newborn girl with her umbilical cord attached was found dead outside an apartment building in the University Heights section of the borough. Authorities arrested her mother on murder and manslaughter charges, saying she hid her pregnancy and threw the child to her death from a seventh-story window shortly after giving birth, reports FOX.
In August, police arrested a woman in Queens after her one-month-old son was dropped from a fourth-floor apartment window.
According to court papers, prosecutors say the women appears to have suffered a psychotic episode.
Police say there are no apparent links between the three incidents.