Authorities say a father threw his 2-year-old son off a second-floor, hotel balcony in central Florida before jumping himself.
Kissimmee police responded to the Budget Inn around 2 am on Tuesday. A Department of Children and Families news release says Juan Pablo Maradiaga will face an attempted murder charge.
DCF says the toddler suffered multiple injuries including several fractures, but is expected to recover.
The department says the 41-year-old Maradiaga was also hospitalised, but his condition was not known.
DCF is in the early stages of its investigation and has not made any changes in the child’s custody. The agency said in a statement that the child will remain safely in the hospital while they complete their assessment.
The agency has not had any prior contact with the child.
Woman attacks roommate over butter
A pregnant Florida woman punched her roommate and hit her with a cane for leaving butter on the stove, according to video from geobeats.
Jennifer Feagley, 24, is accused of knocking 59-year-old Patricia Marson to the floor, then pummeling her on the chest several times. Volusia County deputies said she also choked her and hit her with a cane five times, according to geobeats.
When questioned by police, Feagley, who is six months pregnant, blamed her rage and violent acation on hormone problems and a medical disorder. She was charged with aggravated battery.
Man trying to retrieve phone dies
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man who died after falling into the Chicago River.
Twenty-six-year-old Ken Hoang from St. Paul, Minn., was trying to retrieve a cellphone he’d dropped on the ice when he fell into the water early Monday morning.
Investigators say he jumped a downtown fence to reach the river. Authorities pulled him from the water but he died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Two friends tried to help him and also fell in. One of them, a 23-year-old man, was hospitalized.
The other, a 21-year-old woman, is still missing. Police divers are resuming the search for her Tuesday.