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Newborn girl plunges to her death, then mother is arrested

30 September 2015, 15:06

New York — A woman who police believe threw her newborn daughter to her death from a seventh-floor window of a New York City apartment building has been arrested.

The New York Police Department said Tuesday that Jennifer Berry was arrested on murder and manslaughter charges.

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Officers responding to the Bronx apartment building on Monday after an emergency call found the dead infant with her umbilical cord still attached in a courtyard. A medical examiner ruled Tuesday the baby died of multiple blunt force injuries.

Authorities believe Berry hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend. He told police he was in another room when the baby was born and when the baby plunged from the window.

Berry is in custody. It's unclear if she has an attorney who can comment for her.

- AP


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