California baby tossed from building; mom arrested

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Calif. baby tossed from building; mom arrested

Boy in critical condition after being thrown from fourth floor of hospital parking structure

ORANGE, Calif. — A Southern California mother accused of tossing her 7-month-old son from the fourth floor of a hospital parking structure was arrested after she returned to the scene four hours later, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

Sonia Hermosillo, 31, of La Habra was arrested Monday night, hours after the baby was thrown over a parking structure railing at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams said.

The infant remained in critical condition Tuesday at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, which has a trauma unit.

Hermosillo, who could make a first court appearance as early as Wednesday, was being held without bail for investigation of attempted murder and is undergoing a psychological evaluation in the jail's medical ward, said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. She was also on an immigration hold, he said.


No one answered the door Tuesday at the upstairs apartment where Hermosillo lives with her husband, two young daughters and infant son. A pair of pink child's flip flops, a sand pail and two Barbie dolls sat on the stoop in the hot sun.

Police have not released a motive and the Orange County district attorney's office declined to comment until they were able to review the case, said Farrah Emami, district attorney spokeswoman.

"Our investigators did tell me that they're certain she's the suspect and we're not looking for any other suspects," Adams said.

A witness on the ground saw the baby falling through the air just after 6 p.m. Monday and called 911, authorities said.

Surveillance video showed Hermosillo's tan Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle with an empty child seat leaving the parking structure a short time later, the sergeant said. The female driver was the only person in the SUV, and the license plate was traced to the Hermosillo home.

Adams said that during the investigation, the La Habra Police Department notified detectives that a man had reported his wife, Sonia Hermosillo, and their son missing.

An Orange police officer driving past Children's Hospital at 10:15 p.m. spotted the Blazer driving on a street about 100 yards from the crime scene and Hermosillo was at the wheel, Adams said.

Police said Tuesday that Hermosillo was cooperating with the investigation. They declined to release any further details.

Sonia Herrera, 40, lives in the apartment directly below but said she knew Hermosillo before Hermosillo moved into the complex two months ago because their children attend the same elementary school.

She said Hermosillo was a normal, loving mother to her daughters and was excited to be pregnant with a son. But after the boy was born, the 31-year-old mother changed suddenly and seemed depressed, Herrera said. She withdrew and, while bubbly before, hardly talked at all.

"She was different. She was serious," Herrera said. "I asked her many questions, and she just said 'Yes' or 'No.'"

When she saw Hermosillo's picture on the news, she was shocked.

"I just wanted to cry, and I asked, 'Why? Why did this happen?'"

At a similar apartment complex less than two blocks away in a working-class neighborhood of single-story homes and 1960s-style apartment buildings, former neighbor Carmen Ruiz said she saw nothing wrong with Hermosillo. They spoke almost every day, she said, and Hermosillo was a stay-at-home mother to her two young daughters while her husband worked in construction.

The couple, both immigrants from Mexico City, didn't seem to fight and were friendly with neighbors, she said.

Hermosillo would walk her older daughter, who had just started kindergarten, to school each day.

"She was a nice person. I am in shock," said Cristina Madrigal, who manages the La Habra Terrace Apartments on a side street that joins up with a busy boulevard of strip malls, gas stations and businesses.

Court records in Orange County indicate Hermosillo has no major criminal record but pleaded guilty to four traffic violations in La Habra in 2008, including driving without a valid license and having no proof of insurance.

It's unclear whether the family had any connection to Children's Hospital before the incident, Adams said. A hospital spokeswoman referred all calls to police.

Baby blanket
Detectives were reviewing surveillance video to determine what happened and had locked down the garage to search for evidence. Video shot by a KCAL-TV news helicopter showed yellow police tape outside a garage gate where a baby blanket remained on the ground.

"It's a horrific crime," Adams said. "We obviously don't think this is an accident."

Calls to the UC Irvine Medical Center weren't immediately returned.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44237705/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/#.TlbIN1uCMsN
I don't think she understands the whole "anchor baby" concept. Don't you need a rope on one end of the kid too? :icon_cool
 

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Court records in Orange County indicate Hermosillo has no major criminal record but pleaded guilty to four traffic violations in La Habra in 2008, including driving without a valid license and having no proof of insurance.
Of course, she's Latino. Caro insuranceo is mucho dinero, el hit and run is el cheapo. One less uninsured motorist in 15 years.
 

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Baby died. Much better place probably...

Ca. husband: I don't blame wife for killing son

August 25, 2011 6:43 AM


This image provided by the Orange Police Department shows Sonia Hermosillo who was arrested Monday Aug. 22, 2011 on charges after she allegedly tossing her 7-month-old son from the upper level of a parking structure.

ORANGE, Calif. - The husband of a woman accused of tossing her disabled 7-month-old son off the fourth story of a hospital parking structure said Wednesday that his wife suffered from postpartum depression and he doesn't blame her for her actions.

The baby, Noe Medina Jr., died of his injuries earlier in the day at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, the same day that his mother was charged with murder and felony child abuse.

Sonia Hermosillo, 31, made a brief court appearance but did not enter a plea. She is due back in court Thursday.

Prosecutors allege that Hermosillo removed a helmet that her son wore for a medical condition before tossing him from the parking structure at Children's Hospital of Orange County. She then went back inside the hospital to validate her parking before driving away late Monday, senior deputy district attorney Scott Simmons said.

Hermosillo's husband, Noe Medina, said in an emotional press conference that he didn't blame his wife and urged women to get treatment if they think they might have postpartum depression.

He previously told The Orange County Register that his wife was deeply distraught because their son was diagnosed with congenital muscular torticollis — a twisting of the neck to one side — and wore a helmet to help correct his plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome.

He had been receiving treatment at Children's Hospital but did not have an appointment the day of the incident.

"My wife was not in her five senses. She didn't know what she was doing," Medina said, choking back tears. "I don't know if many people know what postpartum depression is, but in reality it is something very serious and needs to be treated."

Simmons said Hermosillo's behavior showed she intended to kill her son, regardless of her mental state.

"It's not like she's in a fetal position when the police arrived," he said. "She picks a specific location, drives to the top of the building (and) takes the helmet off. I'm sure she's depressed, the post-partum blues, I'm sure she had some of that."

"It's going to be up to a jury to decide if she had the wherewithal to inform the intent to kill."

Hermosillo's arraignment has been postponed until Sept. 16. Orange County Superior Court Judge Joe Perez set bail at $1 million, but federal immigration officials have a no-bail hold to keep her in custody because she is in the U.S. illegally, said Jim Amormino, sheriff's spokesman.

Hermosillo was being held in the medical ward, where she is receiving a psychological evaluation while, he said. The Mexican national is being kept in a cell by herself and wearing a protective gown so she can't injure herself, he added.

The judge appointed a public defender for Hermosillo. The attorney did not comment after the hearing, which was conducted in a jailhouse courtroom and relayed to spectators on a closed-circuit TV.

Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office, said prosecutors were not commenting on a motive.

"We're not going to speculate at this point as to why she may have done it. I don't think there will ever be a satisfactory answer as to why a mother would do something like this to her child," she said.

A witness on the ground saw the baby falling and several people, including a doctor, called 911, said Sgt. Dan Adams, a spokesman for Orange police.

Surveillance video showed Hermosillo's sport utility vehicle with an empty child seat leaving the parking structure a short time later, the sergeant said. The license plate was traced to Hermosillo's home.

During the investigation, La Habra police notified detectives that Medina had reported his wife and their son missing, Adams said.

An Orange police officer driving past Children's Hospital about four hours later spotted the SUV on a street about 100 yards from the crime scene and Hermosillo at the wheel, Adams said.

Both La Habra and Orange police agencies declined requests for the 911 tapes, citing the investigation.

County court records show Hermosillo has no major criminal record but pleaded guilty to four traffic violations in La Habra in 2008, including driving without a valid license and having no proof of insurance.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/25/national/main20097087.shtml
The comments are...interesting...
http://www.cbsnews.com/8601-201_162-20097087.html?assetTypeId=30&tag=accordionB;commentWrapper
 

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That CBS comment thread is a big plump peach waiting to be trolled. It's full of liberals, femi-nazis and even some asshole that sounds like a member of La Raza. One lonely troll is on there, but he hasn't gone 'full retard' and made a dead baby joke.

I was going to go with a dead baby joke, but it stinks: In her defense she did give the little fella some Red Bull, but unlike the advertising claims, it didn't give him wings.
 

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Was using the flawless Wackbag search and couldn't find the joke thread. Decided to bump this one because I felt the thread title was appropriate enough for what I'm going to post.

A girl told me this joke yesterday, probably the best dead baby joke I've ever heard.

What's the difference between a dead baby and a pizza?
I don't cum on a pizza before I eat it.

:action-sm
 

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postpartum depression is a myth. its called being a crazy cunt
 

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Was using the flawless Wackbag search and couldn't find the joke thread. Decided to bump this one because I felt the thread title was appropriate enough for what I'm going to post.

A girl told me this joke yesterday, probably the best dead baby joke I've ever heard.

What's the difference between a dead baby and a pizza?
I don't cum on a pizza before I eat it.

:action-sm
In a similar vein, a friend of mine (who is a woman, by the way) told me an awesome pedophile joke once.

A pedophile and a child are walking through a dark forest at night. The child says, "I'm scared, mister." The pedophile says, "You're scared? I have to walk back through here alone."
 

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In a similar vein, a friend of mine (who is a woman, by the way) told me an awesome pedophile joke once.

A pedophile and a child are walking through a dark forest at night. The child says, "I'm scared, mister." The pedophile says, "You're scared? I have to walk back through here alone."
So my girlfriend said to me, "All my friends think you're a pedophile." I said, "That's an awful big word for a nine year old."