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Mom Charged After Boy, 1, Thrown From Bridge Dies

Charged may be upgraded; Zymeir Perry lived for 6 days
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2015 9:38 AM CDT
Mom Charged After Boy, 1, Thrown From Bridge Dies
The Susquehanna River rises in this 2011 file photo in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. A mom has been charged after allegedly throwing her baby off another Pennsylvania bridge; he died a week later.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – The 20-month-old boy whose mother allegedly tossed him over the side of a Pennsylvania bridge into the Lehigh River, then followed him in, has died after six days, reports NBC Philadelphia. Police had previously charged 19-year-old Johnesha Perry with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child; the Morning Call reports that while those charges haven't been upgraded in light of the death of Zymeir Perry yesterday morning, the Allentown DA says he plans an update tomorrow. An autopsy on Zymeir is also set for tomorrow. Perry, who sustained minor injuries in the jump, has since been released from the hospital and is in the Lehigh County Jail under $100,000 bail. (Read more bridge stories.)

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