SANTA ANA (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for a mother accused of tossing her 7-month-old disabled son from a hospital parking structure, killing him.

Sonia Hermosillo was to have entered a plea Friday in Santa Ana on charges of murder and felony child abuse but was instead assigned two court-appointed psychologists.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports.

The doctors will tell the court on Nov. 18 whether she is able to assist in her defense.

The 31-year-old has been in custody since her arrest on Aug. 22.

Hermosillo’s husband says his wife suffers from post-partum depression and was distraught that their son had a medical condition that required him to wear a helmet.

Prosecutors say Hermosillo removed the helmet before tossing the baby off the parking structure at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

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Comments (2)
  1. swhitS says:

    She was on antidepressants what do you expect they make people nuts!

  2. Illegal says:

    She looks like a wetb@ck. Probation for her and the state will give her 20 million dollars for troubling her.

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