New York Daily News: MANHATTAN – A distraught Brooklyn mother threw her two children — a newborn daughter and a toddler son — out an apartment window and jumped out after them on Saturday, police said.
The 24-year-old woman hurled the little ones out their second-floor window on Rockaway Parkway near Winthroop St in Brownsville at 11:24am., cops said.
Witnesses said the mom kept bashing the baby’s head into the concrete after they fell. Both children and their mom were naked.
The 4-week-old baby was in critical condition, and her 2-year-old brother and mother were in stable condition at Brookdale Hospital, authorities said.
Neighbor Shandie Harrison, 36, said she ran to the scene in a panic after she heard a child scream and the sound of a boom outside her home.
“We saw the newborn, we started screaming,” she said. “It was three of them naked on the ground, the mom, the newborn baby and another little child.”
The mom was holding the baby by the leg and pounded her head twice into the ground before Harrison’s brother-in-law Carl Chin, 42, could pull the infant away from her, she said.
“The mom was asking for help. I can see that she was depressed,” the neighbor said. “I think that she wanted to kill the baby, but she wasn’t in her right mind.”
Chin, who went with police to the local precinct, was “the hero for the day,” she added.
The tiny newborn was bleeding from her ear, while the little boy had bruises on his forehead and his knee but was not crying, she said.
Neighbors recalled seeing the mom pushing a stroller in the area and said she apparently lived alone with her little kids.
“I’m just thinking about the baby,” said Harrison, who also is a mother. “I really want the mom to get some serious help.
“We are all females and I don’t want her to be judged. We all go through our depression, our stress and stuff like that,” she said. “Honestly it’s painful and it’s sad. I felt it for her.”
Another neighbor, Kay Graves, 60, also was sympathetic.
“We living in some trying, trying times,” Graves said. “Some people might want to judge her and say this, but nobody don’t know.”
- Top Feature Photo: A 24-year-old woman threw her newborn daughter and 2-year-old son from a second-floor apartment at 178 Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn on Saturday June 12, 2021 – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News