A bridge in Slussen, Stockholm similar to the one a mother jumped off with her 3-month-old baby, killing him. Photo public domain.
A 33-year-old woman who jumped from a bridge holding her 3-month-old son last month has survived her ordeal but her infant son has died. Until recently, the woman has remained in critical condition since the leap from a Slussen bridge in central Stockholm. Her infant son reportedly also survived the fall initially, but died 10 days after the incident.
After the woman was brought out of her medically induced coma, Swedish police were able to interview her and decided to arrest her on pending charges of manslaughter or murder. Police say she still needs medical care which makes her prosecution difficult at this point, but police confirmed they were able to explain to the woman the charges being filed and inform her of her rights.
According to the original police report, a witness said she saw the woman standing on the bridge for a while and then climbing over the railing and jumping. The mother and baby fell nearly 40 feet. Police believe the jump was intended to be a murder/suicide and that the mother had been previously investigated for suspected murder.
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