A New York mom, Dejhanny Jarrell, 24, reportedly threw her one-month-old daughter and her two-year-old son out of a second-floor window of a Brooklyn apartment building on Saturday, according to the New York City Police Department.
Before authorities arrived at the building on Rockaway Parkway around 11:24 a.m. local time, they received reports of serious injuries.
After throwing her children out of the window, Jarrell also jumped from the second story of the apartment building. According to the reports, both the children and the mother were not wearing any kind of clothing when they were found.
All three were then transported to the nearby Brookdale Hospital, where authorities described the little girl as being in critical condition and the woman and toddler as “stable.”
Shandie Harrison, a neighbor, stated that she heard a child scream and a smashing sound during the incident.
“We saw the newborn, we started screaming,” she told the authorities. “It was three of them naked on the ground, the mom, the newborn baby, and another little child.”
According to Harrison, the woman then began grasping the baby’s leg and pounding her head into the ground, preventing Harrison’s brother-in-law, Carl Chin, from removing the baby.
Carl Chin’s apartment window is directly across from the alley where the children were dumped.
“I was sitting in my bedroom and first I heard a baby crying and then we heard a loud thunk, like a body hit the ground,” he said. They watched in horror as the little boy fell to the ground next and Chin realized it was no accident.
“After she landed and fell on the floor, she got up and picked the baby up by the leg and dropped her at least two times. So I jumped over the fence and basically wrestled with her to get the child,” he said.
Jarrell was arrested and charged with attempted murder.