Baby Thrown From Garage Dies

Charges against mom will be upgraded to murder
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2011 5:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – A tragic ending to a sad story: The 7-month-old baby boy allegedly thrown from the roof of a parking structure by his mother died today. Noe Medina Jr. fell from a California children’s hospital garage Monday, and mother Sonia Hermosillo has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse. The deputy DA is expected to file a new complaint charging her with murder, the Los Angeles Times reports. She is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation and wearing a protective gown to prevent self-harm.

story continues below

Yesterday, the baby’s father told the Orange County Register his wife was suffering from postpartum depression and “didn’t accept” their son, who had congenital muscular torticollis. The condition caused the baby’s neck to twist to one side; he also had to wear a helmet to correct his flat-head syndrome. “She didn’t look at our son as normal,” Noe Medina said, adding that Hermosillo was hospitalized in June after stating she didn’t want the child. (Read more crime stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.