Calif. mother charged in baby's 4-story plunge

August 24, 2011 - 11:40 AM
Baby Falls From Building

This image provided by the Orange Police Department shows Sonia Hermosillo who was arrested Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, on charges that she allegedly tossed her 7-month-old son from the upper level of a parking structure. The baby is in critical condition at University of California, Irvine Medical Center. (AP Photo/Orange Police Department)

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A mother suspected of tossing her disabled 7-month-old son from the fourth floor of a Southern California hospital parking garage has been charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse.

Orange County prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against 31-year-old Sonia Hermosillo of La Habra.

Hermosillo will make a court appearance later Wednesday.

Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams says the infant remains in critical condition at University of California, Irvine, Medical Center.

A witness saw the child falling Monday evening and called 911.

Hermosillo was arrested hours later after her husband reported her and the baby missing.

He tells The Orange County Register his wife suffers from post-partum depression and was upset because their son has head and neck problems.