An Orange County mother has been arrested for throwing her 7-month-old son out a four-story building Monday night.
Sonia Hermosillo’s husband, Noe Medina, told police that his wife was treated for depression shortly after their son was born. She was reportedly unable to handle that her son was born with congenital muscular torticollis which caused his neck to be twisted to one side.
Medina said his wife had been doing better as the son was showing improvement in physical therapy, and he “began to trust her.”
Monday evening, police believe Hermosillo, 31, was not in fact better, and threw her infant son from the fourth level of a parking garage for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
As of Tuesday night, the infant was still in critical condition at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center’s trauma center, about 15 miles from the family’s home in La Habra, where Hermosillo, Medina, two girls and the baby son live.
Hermosillo is being held without bail, and is undergoing a psychological evaluation. She could be in court as early as Wednesday.
Police have not stated whether the family had any connection to Children’s Hospital in OC. A witness reportedly saw the baby falling from the parking structure just after 6 p.m., and others nearby, including a doctor, called 911.