Mother of thrown baby placed on immigration hold, suicide watch
Sonia Hermosillo of La Habra was arrested and booked at the Orange County Jail on one count of attempted murder. Her 7-month-old son, Noe Medina Jr., remains in extremely critical condition and might not survive, authorities said.
Hermosillo's husband, Noe Medina, says his wife was hospitalized in May for depression and was not allowed to be alone with the baby, according to KTLA Channel 5.
Medina says Hermosillo grabbed the baby Monday while he was watching the couple's two other children at a home in La Habra, according to the TV station. He was not immediately aware of what had happened, but called police to report them missing.
Police received a 911 call at 6:20 p.m. Monday from a man who said he'd seen a baby fall from the parking garage at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Using surveillance video, investigators focused on a 2000 Chevy Blazer that was seen leaving the garage minutes after the incident.
The Blazer was linked to Hermosillo. At the same time, La Habra police had received a call from Hermosillo's husband reporting that she and their son were missing. Shortly after 10 p.m., a patrol officer spotted the Blazer driving past the hospital.
Hermosillo was taken into custody without incident and was cooperative with authorities.
-- Scott Gold and KTLA Channel 5