City of Beacon, NJ – Police arrested 33-year-old Edwina Negron on Wednesday after they, and other witnesses, watched as she repeatedly threw her infant daughter onto the ground.
Police were called to the intersection of Verplanck Avenue and Willow Street after witnesses described watching Negron twice throwing her 8-month-old daughter to the ground. When police arrived on the scene, they observed a “highly intoxicated” Negron throwing the child onto the ground again and watched as the baby’s head hit the sidewalk.
Negron was taken into custody and her daughter was taken to the hospital to be treated for “non-life-threatening injuries,” said Detective Sgt. Lou Lucato of the Beacon Police Department. The girl is now in the custody of Dutchess County Child Protective Services.
Negron would later test positive for cocaine, opiates, methadone and marijuana. She was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She’s currently sobering up in the Dutchess County Jail on $100,000 bail or $250,00 bond.
We’ve had multiple stories involving mothers throwing their babies on the ground, but one that I always remember is the one caught on a Australian surveillance camera back in 2010. That story involved a mother getting upset withe her boyfriend got on a bus without her, and gave her baby the heave-ho. She claimed it was an accident, but it sure didn’t look like one.Tags: Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Crime, Drugs, Edwina Negro, New Jersey