Mother Suspected of Throwing Baby Out of Parking Garage
In disturbing news, a woman has been arrested on suspicion of throwing her 7-month-old baby from a parking garage in Orange County, according to the Daily News. Sonia Hermosillo, 31, was taken into custody on Monday night after a witness saw the child fall and called 911 at around 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Hermosillo's car can be seen leaving the garage, which is connected to the Children's Hospital of Orange County, in surveillance tapes shortly after the call to authorities was made. In the car, an empty booster seat is visible.
The infant is believed to have been thrown from the fourth floor of the garage, which is blocked by a railing. According to NBC LA, it would not have been possible for the child to accidentally crawl over on his own:
“Obviously, a baby can't climb over a railing, so something did happen,'' said Orange Sgt. Dan Adams. "We're certain this was done on purpose in an attempt to harm or kill that baby."
During the time that Hermosillo was with the baby, her husband called police to report the two missing.
Hermosillo is now being held at Orange County jail, and the boy is in critical condition at the UC-Irvine Medical Center.