Woman holding baby jumps from eighth-story window; Baby survives

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(Rikard Larma/Metro)

A Harlem woman jumped to her death from her eighth floor apartment window while holding her baby on Wednesday, but the baby survived the fall.

The woman fell on her back and the 10-month-old child bounced off her body, the New York Post reported.

Cindy Bacharach, 44, leaped from her window at The Sutton co-op building at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, leaving behind a long suicide letter in which she blamed herself for her baby’s undisclosed medical conditions. Bacharach suffered from acute postpartum depression. She and her husband were fighting just hours before the suicide, neighbors told the Post.

Keston was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Bacharach was a lawyer who worked in the state Supreme Court system since 1997.


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