The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison.
Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Friday.
“A baby girl had barely come into the world when she died in a concrete courtyard,” Clark said. “The killing of an innocent baby by her mother is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. Now the defendant will serve 10 years in prison.”
As part of the plea agreement, Berry will be sentenced on Dec. 14 and will be required to complete five-years post-release supervision after completing her decade in prison.
According to the investigation, on September 28, 2015, Berry dropped her newborn infant from the seventh-floor window of a building on West 183rd Street shortly after giving birth in the bathroom of an apartment where she was staying. The infant’s body was discovered in the courtyard of the building. A medical examiner ruled the child was alive during birth. Berry had previously told her boyfriend she had obtained an abortion.