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Baby Dies After 3rd-Story Window Plunge

Police say Frederico Bruno let himself into the woman's apartment and attacked her and another woman early Friday

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 1:09 PM EDT
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Police: Women, Baby Critically Hurt in NJ Window Plunge; Suspect Apprehended

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Police: Women, Baby Critically Hurt in NJ Window Plunge; Suspect Apprehended

Authorities say they have arrested the man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend at her Jersey City home and forcing her and her infant child out a third-floor window.
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The 3-month-old child who fell out a window and plunged three stories in his mother's arms when the baby's father allegedly attacked them at their Jersey City apartment last week has died, police said.

The baby had been listed in extremely critical condition at the hospital since the brutal attack Friday. His mother is in a medically induced coma in stable but critical condition. A third woman who was wounded by the suspect when she tried to call 911 was expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday after undergoing emergency surgery.

Police alleged Frederico Bruno, 19, repeatedly stabbed both women and then pushed his ex-girlfriend into an air conditioner, causing her and the baby to go through a window and fall three stories, authorities said.
 
The woman landed on top of her child.
 
Bruno was taken into custody hours after the attack when police found him hiding in a refrigerator in a vacant apartment in Belleville. He was charged Monday with 17 counts, including attempted murder and child abuse.

Police said they were continuing to work with prosecutors to determine if additional charges should be filed against Bruno.
 
Bruno was being held Monday and couldn't be reached for comment. He hadn't been arraigned, and it was unclear if he had an attorney. There was no listed home telephone number for him.

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