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Baby Allegedly Thrown From Bridge Into River By His Mother Has Died

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A Pennsylvania baby boy, who was allegedly thrown from a bridge into a river by his mother, has died from his injuries.

Zymeir Perry, 1, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, died at 11:51 a.m. Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Zymeir was found last Sunday 700 yards downstream from the Hamilton Street Bridge in Allentown. His mother, Johnesha Monae Perry, 19, allegedly kissed him before pushing him over the bridge's rail, Opposing Views previously reported.

Zymeir was in the water five minutes before officers jumped in to save him.

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Police Officer Joseph Ianetta pulled the child from the water and revived him with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, while another officer performed CPR.

“I commend these two officers for actually going into the river and pulling him out and doing CPR,” Allentown Police Captain William Reinik said.

Johnesha jumped over the bridge after pushing Zymeir and was found by police injured but conscious on the river bank. She has been charged with attempted homicide, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault, reports The Daily Mail.

According to Reinik, Johnesha was competent at the time of her arrest and knew what she was doing.

Whether the charges against Johnesha will be altered given the child’s death is unknown at this time, reports NBC Philadelphia.

Sources: The Daily Mail, NBC Philadelphia, Opposing Views

Photo Credit: The Daily Mail