Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Photos: Mother kills her newborn baby by tossing her out of her 7th floor apartment
Johnson told police Berry had been pregnant months ago, but she told him she had had an abortion, according to sources.
Neighbors rallied behind Johnson, who grew up on W. 183rd St. and has a 3-year-old boy with another woman. Berry, who lives in Yonkers, started showing up at the apartment about a year ago, they said.
"I don’t think he knew," 27-year-old Tiffany Martinez said of Johnson. "He looked as surprised as anybody else. He looked shocked."
When cops showed up at the building, Johnson was outside talking to Martinez and didn’t have an inkling about what happened, she said.
Horrified neighbors found the newborn’s remains in the building courtyard around 2:30 p.m. and called police.
"I saw the blood ... when you went up the stairs you could see everything," said Bolton’s wife, Janiqua Torres, 33.
Bolton said Berry refused to go with police until cops kicked the door in. The mother initially denied she was pregnant before confessing that she gave birth in the shower of her apartment Monday afternoon, according to police sources.
She claimed the newborn wasn’t breathing and she threw the baby, as well as the placenta, out the window, the sources said.
But at Berry’s arraignment Tuesday night in Bronx criminal court, Assistant District Attorney Georgia Barker flatly denied it.
"She gave birth to an 8-pound girl and dropped the newborn seven stories to the pavement. The medical examiner has determined that the baby was alive," Barker told the judge as an impassive Berry stood by in grimy gray sweatpants and a darker gray hoodie.
"There was air in the lungs, this was a healthy baby girl," Barker said.
Source: Daily News
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert