New York mom charged after throwing 2 kids out of apartment window, then jumped – WSOC TV
NEW YORK – A woman threw her two children out of a New York apartment before jumping herself, authorities said on Saturday.
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The three were taken to a hospital in the region with a 1 month old child classified in critical condition, WNBC reported.
Update at 12:35 p.m. EDT on June 13: The woman has been identified by authorities as Dejhanny Jarrell, 24, WPIX reported. She was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of harm to a child, the TV station reported.
Original report: The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, according to WPIX. Police said the woman pushed an air conditioning unit out of the six-story unit and then threw the infant and a 2-year-old out of the second-story window, the TV station said.
The 24-year-old then jumped naked from the building, WABC reported.
Carl Chin, whose apartment window overlooks the alley where the children were thrown, initially thought the incident was an accident.
“I was sitting in my room and first heard a baby cry, then we heard a thud, like a body was touching the floor,” Chin said. WNBC. “After (mum) landed and fell to the ground, she got up and took the baby by the leg and dropped it at least twice. So I jumped over the fence and struggled with her to have the child.
The condition of the toddler and the woman were described as stable, WPIX reported.
It is not known what led to the incident, police said.
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