Woman throws newborn baby out of 7th floor window

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01 October 2015

A woman who allgedly hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his flat and threw the infant to its death from a 7th floor window, has been arrested by New York police.

A woman who allgedly hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his flat and threw the infant to its death from a 7th floor window, has been arrested by New York police (NYPD). She faces charges of murder and manslaughter.

The police found Jennifer Berry’s baby daughter, with her umbilical cord still attached, on Monday in a courtyard of the flats where her boyfriend lives. They arrived at the building after receiving a call alerting them that a baby had fallen out of a window.

'If I had that woman in front of me, I don't know what I'd do'

The baby’s death is being treated as manslaughter, which means it was born alive. A post mortem revealed that the baby died of multiple blunt force injuries.

Berry (33), former child services worker, was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Berry’s boyfriend Giovanni Johnson told the police he was in another room when the baby was born and thrown out of the window.

The 28-year-old told NYPD he didn't know she was even pregnant. Berry reportedly told him she had an abortion months ago.

The police say it’s not clear how much time passed from the baby’s birth to its death.

"I can't sleep since I found out that baby was thrown out a window moments after being born," neighbour Maria Gonzales told US magazine PEOPLE. "If I had that woman in front of me, I don't know what I'd do."

Berry is now also being investigated in the death of another child, her 2½-week-old son who was found dead inside her home in 2008.

Sources: NYT Metro Desk, Daily Mail, People

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