Dejhanay Jarrell, a 24-year old mother from Brooklyn, is facing multiple charges after allegedly throwing her two children — a newborn and a toddler — out of their apartment window.
According to witnesses, Jarrell threw her children from the fire escape before jumping and falling on them, afflicting more harm. She then proceeded to repeatedly hit the children’s heads into the concrete.
Jarrell and her children — a 4-week old girl and a 2-year old boy — were all naked at the time.
Their neighbors rushed to the scene when they heard a child scream and a loud bang. One of the neighbors, 41-year old Carl Chin, immediately jumped over a fence to get to the baby.
“I just ran outside cause I knew I had to do something,” Chin told New York Daily News. “I had to struggle with her to pull the baby out of her grasp.”
After taking the baby away, he asked Jarrell what was wrong.
“She actually said, ‘Please take care of my baby, take care of my daughter,’ after throwing them out the window. So there was the sign right there. Mentally she wasn’t stable. It didn’t seem like she was angry at the kids. She was just completely gone,” she said.
The baby was bleeding from her ear and the little boy had bruises on the forehead and knee when the ambulance arrived.
They all survived the fall but the newborn baby is still in critical condition while Jarrell and the little boy are now in stable condition.
Meanwhile, Jarrell was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, and two counts of child endangerment.