A baby girl was thrown from a sixth-floor window of an apartment building to her death, witnesses and police said, making her the third child killed that way in the city in three months.
Six-month-old Janillah Lawrence was in a Bronx apartment with her mother, Tenisha Fearon, 27, and three other children at the time, police said. The other children — a 10-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl and a 3-year-old girl — weren’t injured but were taken to a hospital, police said.
Police later arrested Fearon on a murder charge.
Police received a 911 call saying the mother was dangling the baby outside the apartment window. Subsequent callers said they watched as the baby was thrown.
Neighbour Lizette Rodriguez said the woman had been shouting, “I’m going to throw her. We’re all gonna die!” Other neighbours shouted to the woman, “Don’t do it,” Rodrgiuez said.
Rodriguez called 911 and said she heard the baby hit the ground while she was on the phone.
Last month, a newborn girl with her umbilical cord attached was found dead outside an apartment building in the University Heights section of the borough.
Authorities arrested her mother on murder and manslaughter charges, saying she hid her pregnancy and threw the child to her death from a seventh-story window shortly after giving birth.
In August, police arrested a Queens woman in connection with the death of her one-month-old son.
According to court papers, she told authorities an evil spirit had possessed the boy and she was “stopping the pain” when she threw him from a fourth-floor window.
Both women have pleaded not guilty.
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