Mother charged in death of baby thrown from window of Bronx building: police

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WEST FORDHAM, The Bronx — A 33-year-old woman has been charged with  murder in the death of her newborn baby girl after the child was allegedly thrown from the 7th floor window of an apartment building in the Bronx Monday.

Officials say the baby, her umbilical cord still attached to her tiny body, was still alive when she was tossed from the building.

She was later pronounced dead on the scene in the courtyard of the building at 130 West 183rd St. around 2:30 p.m.

Jennifer Berry of Gailmore Drive in Yonkers, was charged Tuesday with second degree murder and manslaughter.

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said the baby died from multiple blunt force injuries. Sources tell PIX11 that the injuries were consistent with being thrown out of the window.

Berry was a Child Protective Specialist with Administration for Children’s Services back in 2007 for about six months, the organization tells PIX11. Sources say her contact with families was very limited.

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