Woman arrested for tossing baby from fourth floor


A Southern California woman accused of tossing her seven month-old son from the fourth floor of a hospital parking structure was arrested after she circled back to the scene four hours later, a police spokesman said yesterday.

Sonia Hermosillo, 31, of La Habra was arrested Monday night, hours after the baby was thrown over a parking structure railing at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange police Sgt Dan Adams said.

In critical condition

The infant remained in critical condition yesterday at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Centre, which has a trauma unit.

Hermosillo, who could make a first court appearance as early as today, was being held without bail for investigation of attempted murder and is undergoing a psychological evaluation in the jail’s medical ward, said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino. She was also on an immigration hold, he said.

A message left at a cell phone number associated with Hermosillo’s address was not immediately returned yesterday.

Police have not released a motive and the Orange County district attorney’s office declined to comment until prosecutors there received the case from detectives, said Farrah Emami, district attorney spokeswoman.


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