Mother accused of throwing 18-month-old off bridge in Houma, police say
HOUMA, La. (WVUE) - A woman has been arrested after police say she threw her baby off a bridge in Houma.
According to the Houma Police Department, they received a call around 5 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 23 of a mother throwing her 18-month-old baby off the Liberty Street Bridge. Police say the woman, identified as 30-year-old Asha Randolph, then jumped into the water and rescued the child.
The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he is expected to recover.
Randolph was arrested shortly after and charged with attempted first-degree murder. On Monday, police added additional charges of child desertion and obstruction of justice.
Officials say the woman’s two other children, ages 6 and 8, were left in the car unsupervised during the incident and are now with the Dept. of Child and Family Services.
Investigators tell FOX 8 they do not believe Randolph was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
The investigation is ongoing.
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