Mother suspected of killing baby, tossing son from landing
UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a Los Angeles suburb are trying to find a motive after a mother apparently killed her infant daughter and dropped her son from a second-story landing.
Upland police say the 24-year-old woman then jumped herself after officers arrived Tuesday morning.
She and her 1 ½-year-old son are in stable condition. He suffered a broken foot.
A neighbor called 911 after hearing a child crying. Police Capt. Marcelo Blanco says that’s when the mother dropped or threw her son.
Officers later searched the apartment and found a 7-month-old girl who wasn’t breathing. She died at a hospital.
Blanco says the woman is suspected of killing the girl and will be booked for investigation of murder.
But investigators still don’t know what sparked the tragedy.