A teenage mother was arrested and charged for allegedly killing her 1-day-old child by dumping him out her fifth-floor window in the Bronx, according to police.
The 17-year-old faces murder and manslaughter charges after the newborn was discovered in a flowerbed outside of the teen's apartment on East 158th Street in the Mott Haven section in October 2021, police said Thursday.
The teen was at Lincoln Hospital on Oct. 24, when police were called around 3 p.m. She told officers she had previously given birth inside of her apartment.
An investigation further revealed that the mother had tossed the baby boy out the window. The newborn landed in the flowerbed in front of the building, according to police.
Get Tri-state area news and weather forecasts to your inbox. Sign up for NBC New York newsletters.
The 1-day-old baby was found unconscious and unresponsive, and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The medical examiner determined the child's death to be a homicide, and the mother was arrested as a result. Attorney information was not immediately known for the teen, who has not been identified due to her status as a minor.