NEW YORK — Another twist to an already horrific story. We've now learned the New York mom charged Tuesday with tossing her newborn daughter to her death from a seventh-story window had another child die in 2008.
Prosecutors have reopened the investigation into the 2008 death of Jennifer Berry's child.
In that case, she brought the child to a hospital at least once before the child was found dead in a basement. An autopsy determined the child died of natural causes related to sudden infant death syndrome.
Berry is charged with murder in the death of her newborn baby girl after the child was allegedly thrown from the 7th-floor window of an apartment building in the Bronx on Monday.
Officials say the baby, her umbilical cord still attached to her tiny body, was still alive when she was tossed from the building, according to WPIX.
New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said the baby died from multiple blunt force injuries. Sources tell WPIX that the injuries were consistent with being thrown out of the window.
Berry was a Child Protective Specialist with Administration for Children's Services back in 2007 for about six months, the organization tells WPIX. Sources tell WPIX her contact with families was limited.