Cops: Mom Threw Baby From Parking Garage

No motive known; child is 'clinging to life'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2011 12:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – A baby is in critical condition after he fell from the fourth story of a parking structure in California last night—and police accuse his own mother of tossing the seven-month-old over the edge. Police say Sonia Hermosillo, 31, threw her own son from the Children’s Hospital garage then drove away, KTLA reports. A witness saw the baby fall but did not see exactly what happened; police later spotted Hermosillo leaving the parking structure on surveillance video and found her, four hours later, near the hospital without her baby in the car.

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Meanwhile, her husband reported Hermosillo and their son missing. She was arrested last night on a charge of attempted murder; police say the child is “clinging to life.” (Read more baby stories.)

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