UPLAND, California – Prosecutors charged a California mother for the death of her infant daughter and for the injuries her son suffered after the police said he was dropped from the second floor of a building.
The San Bernardino County Attorney's Office said Thursday that Tierra Ortega, 24, is charged with child abuse resulting in death and attempted murder.
We do not know if Ortega has a lawyer. She is scheduled to appear in court later on Thursday.
Police said that a neighbor had seen Ortega drop his 1½ year old son from a second floor landing on Tuesday before jumping.
Ortega was injured in the face. The boy was hospitalized with a broken foot and minor injuries.
Ortega 's daughter was no longer breathing when the police found her in an apartment in the town of Upland, east of Los Angles.
The child died in the hospital.