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Baby falls eight stories and lives as mom dies in Harlem suicide

It was a sight that would stay with anyone.

An adult holding a baby – both of them plummeting out of an 8th story apartment building window Wednesday afternoon on Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem.

Police confirm the 45-year old mother died upon impact.

Her 1-year old son – miraculously survived.

Eyewitness Steven Dominguez told Pix11, “I heard like a small scream, like a yell, and I noticed something falling from the sky.”

“The baby bounced off her chest onto the floor, face down and was crying. My mother tried to pick up the baby, but there was already a detective there, and it was his responsibility after that. Yeah, I wish I never witnessed that. But I wish I nobody ever has to witness that. It’s disturbing, and horrible,” Dominguez said.

Harlem bullding fall

The woman and child fell from a window in this Harlem building. The mother died, but the baby was taken to an area hospital in critical, but stable condition.

Neighbors told reporters the woman was a lawyer and married.

This man says he lives two doors down from the couple’s 8th floor apartment…and tells Pix11 he heard them arguing about three hours before police say she jumped out of the window, while holding her baby.

Christian Johnson told Pix11, “When I came home, they were arguing. And I actually stopped to listen, and I heard screaming, and the baby was crying. He just kept saying why wouldn’t you pick up the phone, why would you put that stress on me? Why wouldn’t you pick up the phone, why, why? He was screaming, why, why?”

Neighbor Regan Connolly said, “I’ve lived in New York city for 30-years and I’ve seen all sorts of tragic accidents, killings.” Connolly says this is one death she just won’t be able to forget.

A law enforcement source tells pix11 they are investigating this a suicide, and that when the mother jumped out of the window – holding her son…that she was *alone* inside the apartment. Her infant son, is recovering at harlem hospital.

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125 Comments to “Baby falls eight stories and lives as mom dies in Harlem suicide”

    Michelle said:
    March 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    How in the world did the "detective" get there so quickly? Something ain't right here!

      truth said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      The reason why the cops arrived so quickly was because there are a lot of cops patrolling Harlem.
      Where have you been?
      So something is right in Denmark or I should say, Harlem.

        Michelle said:
        March 14, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        fair enough, but still for him to get there before the guys mother could pick up the baby, when the guy said he saw them fall and then hit… still seems fishy to me..

        Michelle said:
        March 14, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        Also, she was a lawyer so what if she was working on a case that put her in danger? Maybe someone came in the house and she was backing away from them, and then fell out accidentally.
        I wouldn't think it would be the husband because the witness said the husband was overheard saying he had been worried about her when she didn't pick up the phone. I don't know, but like I already said something just doesn't seem right here.

      Tiara said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      I'm wondering the same thing.

        bonnie said:
        March 14, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        read article people he lives two doors down heard argueing

        Michelle said:
        March 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        the guy who heard them argueing was not the detective… he was the neighbor…

      Marlana said:
      March 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      that..so..true..strange.huh..regardless.if.its.in..Denmark.or.not…..but.then..again..how.do..you.know..that..Her.husband.didnt.push.her.out..and.leave?…The..father.obviously..didnt.care.to.console.his.child.while..screaming.at.his.wife….Stress?…he..is.an.abusor..screaming.like.that.is.abuse..She..has.the.right.not.to.answer.him…
      God..bless.the.child…and.the.familly..Amen..

        Anonymous said:
        March 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        Sounds more like hubby pushed them both out the window and left ..No more stress.

      Daniel said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:15 PM

      There is a police precint one block away. Nothing fishy about the early arrival by police.

      janice said:
      March 14, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      maybe she called them before she did it, and they aren't telling us, or maybe someone was there threw her out, and left

      Carlos said:
      March 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      good point!

      rosie said:
      March 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      the police station is down the block. I live in the building.

    truth said:
    March 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Another not so smart mother who shouldn't be having babies is another statistic.
    If your not educated and/or have money don't get pregnant.
    Major problems will always arise when your uneducated and poor.
    Education is very important and money may not solve all problems but it definitely helps.

      Gala522 said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Um, did you read the artical? "Neighbors told reporters the woman was a lawyer and married."
      NOT uneducated and most likely NOT poor.

        truth said:
        March 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM

        I did read the article.
        I just wanted to see how many haters would respond with negative comments.

        Mag said:
        March 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

        You definitely are not educated and dumb. Correction : It is not "If your not educated" . Your, is incorrect,dumbo. It should be " If you are not educated",or If you 're not educated". Also," Your uneducated"? It should be – "You are uneducated" or "You 're uneducated". Do you have a high school diploma?

      Stephanie said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      She was a lawyer. That occupation generally leads one to believe that not only was she educated (highly educated, might I add) , but probably made at least enough money to get by…

      gbaby said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      think before you post idiot, they said she was a Lawyer! which would mean she wasn't uneducated or poor. good try though.

      Liz said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Read the article again,,,She was a lawyer.Education and money zilch if your unstable.Some of the best parents are not college educated or have a lot of money.

      grayarea said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      boo to you sir . ignorance reflects its self.

      noone said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      my mom only has a 9th grade education and we survive off food stamps and were just fine

        truth said:
        March 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        I wouldn't have posted that but since your proud of using food stamps, more power to you.

        Proud said:
        March 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM

        Who said this person is proud of food stamps. When you post comments such as these put yourself in that person's position first. Ignorance is bliss. BTW, this is coming from a single parent who was on food stamps and attending college at the same time and I got off the system after graduating from college now I have two college degrees and my child is in college.

        Michelle said:
        March 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        I have to say I agree with you on this one. I don't think it's fine to be on food stamps, and I don't think it is unkind to say it the way you did, (from your point of view) Although, this person seems to be a child, so he/she is'nt responsible for that. The mom is probably doing the best she can. I have been there before when I had my first child I qualified for food stamps but didn't take them because I lived with my dad. I felt it would be an abuse of the system to take them when I didn't really need them.

        Mag said:
        March 14, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        You are proud; You 're proud. Not " Your proud"

      ckc said:
      March 14, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      It says she was a lawyer and married.

      Education does not keep you from commiting suicide.

        truth said:
        March 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        That's true

      Carol said:
      March 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      First of all truth, the article said she was a lawyer. Soooooo, one must be educated to be a lawyer and just because she lived in Harlem didn't make her poor. She was probably having problems. According the witness he heard arguing coming from her apartment and more than likely something pushed her to her limit. The sad thing is she decided to take her life as well as her child's. And another thing, major problems also arise when your rich and educated. There are a lot of educated fools out there and you read about the stupid things they do on a daily basis. So don't be so quick to judge.

        Proud said:
        March 14, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        You areI so right. I personally know someone who took their own life and this person had a family, he was smart and very educated. Needless to say, he was abusive to his wife. As you say, he was an educated fool.

      Alicia said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Didn't you read that she was a lawyer? Duh!

      stace said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      did you even ready the article? she was a Lawyer so im sure she was pretty educated and had some money!>

        truth said:
        March 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        I did read the article.
        I just wanted to see how many haters would respond with negative comments.

        truth said:
        March 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        I did read the article.
        I just wanted to see how many haters would respond with negative comments.

        nona said:
        March 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        Learn the difference between a hater and honest people. Just because someone tells you that you got the story wrong, doesn't mean they are being malicious towards you. They are just trying to do you a favor and get you to open your eyes. I bet if you got bad grades on essays you thought the teacher was just being a "hater." Seems you need an education and shouldn't have children either.

      indianamama said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      I would say she might have had postpartum depression and that is why the husband was so upset that she had not picked up the phone.

      Nova said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Not so educated yourself if you don't know: it's YOU'RE not educated, not YOUR not educated — just saying . . .

      Proud said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Apparently you can't read or comprehend. This mother was a lawyer as you can tell by the article which means she was educated. Finances may be another issue, but she was definitely educated.

      Stacy Hersom said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      The article said she was a lawyer; therefore, I DOUBT she was uneducated and poor. Rich people can be screwed in the head too, believe it or not.

      Mrs. J said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      If you read, the article said that the woman was a lawyer. So there is such a thing as a educated fool. Everyone has problems; so money and education does not exempt you. Take a look at Hollywood.

      Nina said:
      March 14, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      What a backwards statement. There are many people that are uneducated and want and get better for their children. I guess right now you are riding high and part of the educated wealthy class. But remember, now bird every flew so high that they did not have to come down to the ground.

      common sense said:
      March 14, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      Do you know how to read? The article said she was a lawyer. Last I knew that required education.

      stacy said:
      March 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      @truth I think your a total dumba$$

      katie said:
      March 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      Where in the article does it say she is uneducated and poor. I think your comment says more about you than about this woman.

      Mrs. Peter said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      She was an Attorney

      MomOf2 said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      You, sir or ma'am, are the uneducated one. Your grammar is hideous & you apparently lack common sense as well. I am a mother of 2 who left high school in the 11th grade & I barely make $18,000 a year but my children are well cared for. That proves that a college education & tons of money have nothing to do with parenting skills. Don't be an ass unless you know the facts.

      Seriously said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      She was educated! she was a lawyer!

      mary said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      *you're

      Susan said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      I could see why you made that assumpltion, BUT that is absolutely not TRUE. Anything to happen to anyone if you have more, smart, uneducated, and etc. Its the choices that you make, make YOU. Having money does not simply mean the choices you make on this earth will make you a smarter person. And if you want examples, take a look at majority of these celebrity and many wealthy people who are now in jail.

      chris said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Read the story first before posting. Mother was neither poor or uneducated. May have been suffering depression. Maybe that is why she "wouldn't pick up the phone".

      cd1483 said:
      March 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      You are not so smart can't you read? She was a lawyer so she had an education. Seems you JUMPED to conclusions not knowing her story. Very sad.

      danys187 said:
      March 14, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      Hey stupid, educate yourself before making a comment about "poor, uneducated" people. I am pretty sure I did not read anything about her being poor or uneducated. Just bc she lived in Harlem doesnt mean she was either. Its people like you that needs to be educated. I was poor when I had my children, but I didnt get any government assistance, rather I worked 2 jobs & supported my children & my husband & I worked ourselves up to a good life. Our children had everything. Oh & before you call me uneducated, I graduated high school & have a BA in Criminology & Psychology. I know plenty of educated rich people that commit suicide & also try & have harmed themselves & their child(ren). We dont even know if she was depressed, abused, or what her reasoning was. Therefore, shut your mouth bc only ignorance is coming out of it.

      JD Straw said:
      March 14, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      @Truth: In order to become a lawyer, education is required, racist speculator.

      kmp said:
      March 14, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      The woman was educated mr truth, she was a lawyer which is what the story says. Maybe you should actually read and become educated yourself before you start running your mouth. Also some of the worlds most educated people do stupid things so do not make it a poor or uneducated thing. Mental problems affect people of all races, and classes.

      Tactical said:
      March 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Some people graduate and they still stupid…

      ruffy said:
      March 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      She was a married lawyer….duh.

      MARIA said:
      March 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      If your going to have an uneducated snotty comment, PLEASE DON'T COMMENT!

      angela said:
      March 14, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      it does not take education and or money to love your children and raise them right…..

      Lizzy said:
      March 14, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      @truth Please only throw at your own glass house

      liz said:
      March 15, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      If you can't spell then YOU ARE THE TRUE IGNORANT AND UNEDUCATED!!!!! AND DO US A FAVOR DONT HAVE KIDS THEY'LL BE AS STUPID AND IGNORANT AS YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      angel said:
      March 15, 2013 at 2:31 AM

      Instead of commenting on other people's problems that you clearly don't have intelligent understanding of, everyone educated with money does Not a good parent make. Now, go back and educate yourself on not being so judgemental.

      Naomi said:
      March 20, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      Postpartum illness (whether depression or psychosis) actually turns the usual suicide risk factors upside down. Research in the UK has found that more mothers from educated, high-earning backgrounds commit suicide during the first postnatal year than at any other time in life. Mental illness after childbirth is no respecter of wealth, status or background: it can happen to anyone. Why do more mothers from higher socio-economic groups commit suicide then? Partly because of the stigma so amply illustrated by our dear truth: women are ashamed of struggling with mental health problems because they appear to 'have it all' – the child, the great job, the husband. Please don't troll me back truth, just try and have some compassion and educate yourself about the real reasons women commit suicide after childbirth.

    SOSO said:
    March 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    WOW

    Dino said:
    March 14, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    @Truth, you shouldn't be spouting off about the uneducated when you can't even spell. FYI- "you're" is short for "you are"- not YOUR.

      truth said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      Thanks dino; that's what happens when your multi-tasking at work.

    guest said:
    March 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    she wasn't poor she was a lawyer and married.

    carisha said:
    March 14, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    i understand she was stressed but why would you try to kill your baby too? that is just being sellfish yeah the baby would be sad that he won't have a mother but with counseling and support from other family members he will manage. I wonder who will look after him now that his mother has passed i hope he don't go to children and youth because it would be better if a close relative take care of him to help him cope with the death of his mother.

    patsy said:
    March 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    @ truth, you are an asshole and a misinformed one at that.

      truth said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      and your probably an ugly asshole yourself.

    Lisa said:
    March 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Hello she was mrried so I am sure the dad will be taking care of him. She just had mental problems that's all.

      truth said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      with a law degree?

      Mommy said:
      March 14, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      No I think she was married to a complete asshole and this is what happened. She shoulda left the POS

    MIchelle said:
    March 14, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Not one of you has considered Post-part um Depression. The reporter did not note whether there were other children in the apartment, so I am assuming there were none. If the baby is this woman's only child, she was rather advanced in age to have given birth at 44. No doubt she was busy building her career and didn't marry until late in life (which is common in uber-urban dwellers). Now I am really "supposing" that she was miserable being at home all day, caring for a baby, and dealing with all the physical changes, hormonally and aesthetically, that are inherent to giving birth and caring for a new life. I empathize with all members of this family…to include the mother who took such drastic actions.

      BFNAZ said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      The man descriibing the argument states that the man was yelling at her for not answering the phone… I wonder if this is because he had been calling to check on her because of depression? So very sad! Such a tragedy for this family.

      Michelle said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      That is true, I hadn't thought of that before. Either way it is so sad. :(

    Shamika said:
    March 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    @ Michelle, these were my thoughts exactly. ALOT of Women & Men , suffer from this. It goes undetected. it's truly,truly sad. Post-Partum depression exist in silence sometimes. I pray for the family.

    Alice Cullen said:
    March 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    I'm guessing the husband put so much pressure on her she just snapped. He sounds like he was abusive verbally and perhaps physically and she couldn't take it anymore. Men are manipulative creatures that will harm anyone who gets in their way of success. He probably didn't want the baby to begin with, so I hope he doesn't get custody and someone who will love this child will. The boy was probably a burden to his thinking. Don't understand why educated people would want to live in Harlem. Seems like a ghetto to me. She just couldn't take anymore abuse from that jerk she was married to. Sad thing is, he probably doesn't care she's gone.

      ant said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      From the sound of the argument it sounds as if SHE were the problem.

      He just kept saying why wouldn’t you pick up the phone, why would you put that stress on me? Why wouldn’t you pick up the phone, why, why? He was screaming, why, why?”

      Sounds more like a WORRIED husband/father rather than an ABUSIVE one.

      Noel said:
      March 14, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      Harlem is not a ghetto. There are plenty of well educated people who live here, including myself and my husband and most of my in-laws. Why do you assume it is a ghetto? Because it is an historically African American part of Manhattan, perhaps? Ignorance is not bliss; it is just ignorance.

      ewilliams said:
      March 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      If my wife lived in Harlem alone and didn't pick up the phone after numerous calls, I would expect foul play. Yes and I would ask her Why, Why . How does he sound abusive verbally and perhaps physically too. And how do you know he was a manipulative creature. I just pity the man you are involved with .

      veela said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      Wow…I take it you're not married? With that attitude about men, you're better off in a lesbian relationship.

      allllright said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      lets call it like it is sounds like from the argument that he knew she was having trouble and had called to check in and she didnt answer so he came home to check on her, probably had every reason to upset, after all she was abviously messed up. kind of sticky situation when you are afraid for your child when they are in thecare of their own mother. Ive been there. Yes mom is dead now, but she is an attempted murderer of her own child and check your facts. more women kill there children than men. In my experience many men are better parents than women, and states are starting to see that as well in custody battles including in my first marrage, oh yeah she tries to blame me an her current husband andd her parents for her mental illness, I was raised in group homes an foster care because o my mothers mental illness, and i was physically, verbally and sexually abused and she had a good life and im suppose to feel sorry for her. NO I DONT everyone makes their own decisions and you can stop the cycle for taking responsability for your own actions. I have custody of my children who are great students and good athletes with a stable parent. MY CHOICES NOT MY PAST OR MY SPOUSE COR EX SPOUSE CONTROL ME, IM A GOOD PARENT BY MAKING GOOD CHOICES. This lady was murderer that comitted suicide. Thank god for that baby and dad she only succeded with killing herself. Please excuse my spelling mistakes, i dont care to correct them as i was just making my point.

    dave said:
    March 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    It's very sad a woman, for whatever reason, would choose to end her life by suicide. But, to take your 1 yr old with you is unforgivable. Thank God the child lived. I have no sympathy whatsoever for the woman. Life's tough, but why choose to kill your child just because you can't handle life? No excuse for that

      Debbie said:
      March 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      At least that you KNOW of. We never really do know the whole story, so really can't pass proper judgement. WE DO NKOW shewas an unhappy woman, and that in itself is so sad. Love your neighbor, watch for opportunities to be kind and smile. Put a smile on a strangers face. We KNOW this we can DO, and not judge any other human being.

    nana said:
    March 14, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    This is so strange.. how come those building dont have safety net or window gate? for those high rise building at manhattan mostly have lock on their window
    her husband should suing the building management for this incident, even it was suicide or else.

    Gary said:
    March 14, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    There's something off about this story. Something just doesn't seem right.

      Cass said:
      March 14, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      I AGREE THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS STORY, As someone mentioned before how did the detective get there so quickly, what were they doing in that area. how do they know she jumped and wasnt pushed/ if someone pushed her out of the window im sure they are not gonna stick around. and lastly i think it should be investigated further. somebody is hiding something.

    GA'sHenryD8th said:
    March 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    I heard once that God protects Babies and fools; this is a Sad, sad story. From the report of the neighbor, I gather the father had an idea of his wife's possible suicidal intentions, which freaked him out. But it's just sad that she would jump out of that window with a child….just sad.

    mari said:
    March 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Anyone making a coment about this mother who had so much going on that she only found the window as her freedom is crazy. Mothers we go through so much and some of us end up with the need of emotional help. Our bodies go through so much changes and to top it off our hormones and then to add to all of this the lack of sleep. I can only imagine she was a lawyer that is a hard career and to top it off she had a husband that was upset cause she didn't answer the phone she has a son to look after. I only pray that her son goes to the hands of good people that will love him and not his father who only cares about himself.

    stacy said:
    March 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I am glad to hear the baby is fine. I agree something is not right about this story. I was in a bad relationship similar to this and the guy was a total ahole. He treated me bad and i got pregnant but i would never do anything to hurt my child.

    Alyce/Mimi said:
    March 14, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    So Sad…So Tragic…I wish she could have had a friend to talk to or help her. I am so happy & thankful the baby survived! People are just going through so much right now especially with the economy the way it is. I know she was an attorney, but some people can be stressed and pushed to the limit! We don't know what she had to deal with emotionally. My thoughts & prayers are with the family & for the baby's healing & health.

    shay johnson said:
    March 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    she was lawyer for supreme court on leave ummm being educated or poor had nothing to do with this she was dealing with post partum depression she left the sucide note at home i was there at harlem hospital when they brought the baby in thank goodness he is doing fine he look like he was in so much pain but god is good

      cass said:
      March 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      Where was the father? was he also there at the hospital shortly after he found out?

    SLA said:
    March 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    @truth, she was an attorney.

    Stacy F said:
    March 14, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    @truth. Set your non-English degree aside, read the article in its entirety instead of forming your own opinion…and bashing the grammar of other readers.

    "Neighbors told reporters the woman was a lawyer and married."

    john said:
    March 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    truth , theady was educated she was a lawyer !! read it all pl
    ++

      Michelle said:
      March 14, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      there is also a video…

    Danys187 said:
    March 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    People, stop commenting on this ignorant persons post. He/She said they posted what they said just to see how many "haters" would reply. I think thats bullshit & he/she is just ignorant & is uneducated him or herself, thus the need for attention. What a shame to try to get persons attention negatively just bc you are an asshole. Get a life.

    Devastated said:
    March 14, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    This is absolutely HORRIFYING!! It astounds me that this would actually happen. I am ubergald that the baby survived, he'll have to live with that for the rest of his life. Even if he may not remeber it later on in life, I'm sure he is traumatized! I don't think things like this should be happening! I've heard of some absolutely devastating new, and I'm only in 7th grade!! I wish things like this situation could stop, it upsets me SOSO much :'( ( sorry for any misspelllings :) )

    angela said:
    March 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    @ truth.. You Are a dumb A**…. I Think you need to back up and take a look at life in general.. Not everything is as it seems.. Maybe she fell watering a plant. who knows? Nobody but her!!! Quit being so judgemental and show some empathy. The family of this poor baby and mother may be reading these coments.Could you imagine the thoughts running thru their heads as they read some bullshit like you wrote.. You should be ashamed of your self..Perfect example of no home training…

    Tracie said:
    March 14, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Police discovered a seven-page suicide note under a bed in the apartment Wachenheim shared with her husband. In the note, the 45-year-old Wachenheim said she recognized what she was about to do was "evil" but she was concerned about how her child was developing.

    Wachenheim went to law school at Columbia University, and her father was a state police spokesman before his death in 2011. She worked in state Supreme Court in Manhattan doing legal research for judges but was out on leave, court officials said.

    Jessyca said:
    March 15, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Maybe the baby was at the wndow and the mother tried to save the baby from falling. She did land on her back..seems like she was protecting the baby. Nobody knows but her and God.

    Guest said:
    March 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    I work with the dad. Very nice man who loved his family dearly. My heart goes out to him.

    Esther said:
    March 15, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Rest in peace Cindy. Prayers go out to baby and dad.

    Esco said:
    March 15, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    Why drag the baby into this?! Whatever the issue was the baby should have been left out of it. Thankfully the baby survived. Shame on her.

    Online Detective said:
    March 15, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    She had probably informed her husband (or the man she was arguing with, according to the neighbour) of her intentions-that explains the suicide note and the prompt arrival of the detective at the scene. I suppose the man had called them when she failed to pick her calls- and he called her severally but failed to pick her calls. I don't see how this makes her uneducated or otherwise

    Tiffany said:
    March 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I find this to be very confusing reporting. They are stating that the boy is 10 months old, and that he is one year old. Although not a huge difference…it's a difference.

    Not to mention publishing this picture with this poor woman laying under the white sheet.

    Shame on you PIX11.

    Denise said:
    March 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    I think the strange thing is that she didn't toss the baby out, but held him to her chest………..i.e. what a protective parent would do……in the midst of trying to kill herself and him too…………sad, sad situation.

    Tamela said:
    March 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    I live a couple of blocks away from this building. There's a police station just an avenue away on the same block. Also, there are often cops around Jackie Robinson park which is right across the street. So I think it's reasonable a detective could have gotten there very quickly.

    In response to poster, truth. I think people hear "Harlem" and immediately think low income. But this isn't the case anymore.. This area is really nice and relatively safe. There are a lot of new luxury condos and a Starbucks and NYC Sportsclub gym, right up the street on 145th. Harlem in general is still patchy as far as being nice and safe, but this is a
    nice patch.

    Naomi said:
    March 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Postpartum illness (whether depression or psychosis) actually turns the usual suicide risk factors on their head. Research in the UK has found that more mothers from educated, high-earning backgrounds commit suicide during the first postnatal year than at any other time in life. Mental illness after childbirth is no respecter of wealth, status or background: it can happen to anyone. Why do more mothers from higher socio-economic groups commit suicide then? Partly because of the stigma so amply illustrated by our dear truth: women are ashamed of struggling with mental health problems because they appear to 'have it all' – the child, the great job, the husband. Please don't troll me back truth, just try and have some compassion and educate yourself about the real reasons women commit suicide after childbirth.

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    George said:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    @michelle, u r so right. How was the detective there on the scene as the mother was falling out of the window with the child? I tend to think that the husband was possibly a police detective himself, bc they specified that woman was a lawyer and never specified what the husbands occupation was. Tends to make one who anylizes this story scrutinize it

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