Harlem Mother Commits Suicide By Jumping From Apartment Window With Baby In Her Arms
A mother from Harlem died yesterday after falling out of her apartment window several stories off the ground. She was holding her 10-month-old baby in her arms when the incident occurred.
Cynthia Wachenheim, 44, jumped from her window and plunged down eight stories onto the sidewalk landing on her back as her baby was in a harness that was strapped to her body.
The mother landed first cushioning the fall for the baby as bounced off her. He survived, crawled onto the sidewalk and was taken to Harlem Hospital for minor lacerations (cuts) and is stable.