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
Mother Accused of Throwing Baby From California Parking Garage
The parking garage from which the baby fell.   (KTLA)

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.

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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