A 19-year-old mother, Johnesha Monae Perry, has been charged for the murder of her 20-month-old baby son, Zymeir Perry, after she threw him off a bridge at Lehigh River, Pennsylvania, USA, before jumping off the 52-foot bridge into the river herself, reports the Mirror.
Police reports that the apparently troubled teenager had kissed the boy on the railings of the bridge before pushing him over and jumping too in a case of suicide mother but the toddler was rescued by a police officer who found him 700 yards away, floating downstream, and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Perry was also rescued and the two were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital -Cedar Crest but six days later, the boy died and his mother has now been charged with his murder.
Witnesses said that Perry had managed to walk to shore before collapsing, while Allentown police Officer Joseph Ianetta pulled Zymeir from the river and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The Allentown police had charged Perry with attempted homicide before the baby's death and with his death, has amended the charge to murder.