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Arraignment Postponed For Mother Accused Of Throwing Baby From Parking Structure

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SANTA ANA (CBS) — A La Habra mother was in court Monday to face murder charges for allegedly throwing her 7-month-old baby from a high-rise parking structure.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore Reports

Sonia Hermosillo, 31, was deemed mentally unfit to attend her arraignment last week. On Monday she appeared in court in a wheelchair, with her hands cuffed. Her arraignment was postponed to Sept. 30.

Hermosillo is accused of intentionally throwing her son off a four-story parking structure at Children’s Hospital Orange County. In addition to murder, she has been charged with assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death.

Hermosillo’s husband says she was suffering from postpartum depression.

The couple have two other children.

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