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NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a seventh-story window to her death was arrested Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, police said.

Police officers said they found Jennifer Berry’s infant daughter with her umbilical cord still attached in a courtyard of her boyfriend’s Bronx apartment building on Monday afternoon. They had responded to the building after receiving a call that an infant had fallen from a window.

An autopsy revealed the infant died of blunt force injuries, chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said Tuesday. The baby’s death was ruled a homicide, meaning she had been born alive.

Berry, who is 33 years old and lives in nearby Yonkers, was being held Tuesday in police custody pending her arraignment and couldn’t be contacted. It was unclear whether she had an attorney who could comment for her.

Berry’s boyfriend told police he was in another room when the baby was born and when the baby plunged from the window. He told investigators he didn’t realize either event had occurred and had no idea his girlfriend was pregnant, officials said.

It was unclear how much time elapsed between the baby’s birth and her fall from the window, they said.

The city’s Administration for Children’s Services is investigating the circumstances that led to the baby’s death, a spokesman said. Authorities said privacy laws prohibited the agency from commenting on whether child welfare investigators had interacted with the family before.

Tiffany Martinez, who lives across the street from the Bronx apartment building, told The New York Times she was shaken up by the baby’s death.

“I get frustrated with my son a lot,” she told the newspaper, but “doing harm to him never crossed my mind.”

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6 thoughts on “New York Mother Arrested After Throwing Newborn Out Of Window

  1. She killed that innocent baby for the same reason Susan Smith killed her sons. She wanted to hold on to a man who she knew didn’t want children. She didn’t tell him she was pregnant because she knew he’d be in the wind. I hope they kill her.

  2. OMG!!!!!—so sad!

    This b–ch never heard of birth control?
    If she didn’t want the baby, she could have put it up for adoption or left it at a police precinct or nearby hospital.

    Do the same to her as she did to that innocent baby-throw her off the roof of a bldg.-not the 7th floor!!!!

  3. African American woman on said:

    Dop her selfish, evil behind out of a 7th story window. How could someone look at a helpless newborn and want to kill it?

  4. Timothy Green on said:

    WHAT THE FUCK, this story doesnt add up, if that was my baby her ass would have gone right out the window behind it … im interested to hear the rest of the details behind this crazy shit

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