13-page suicide note left by mother who strapped baby to her chest, jumped 8 stories
Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach (Facebook/nydailynews.com)
MANHATTAN — According to the New York Daily News, a Manhattan woman wrote a 13-page suicide note before she strapped her 10-month-old son to her chest and jumped to her death from an eight-story window in Harlem on Wednesday.
The baby managed to survive with little more than scratches and was in stable condition Wednesday night, according to the paper.
“I heard a small scream when she was in the air,” witness Steven Dominguez said. “I noticed something falling, but I didn’t want to believe it was a person.”
Cynthia Wachenheim, 44, wrote that she was a bad mother in the handwritten letter before jumping from the building.
“She thinks she’s a failing mother. On the last page, she refers to postpartum depression. She was supposed to see a therapist, but she blew him off,” a source said.
Wachenheim’s baby, Keston, reportedly bounced off of her chest and onto the floor.
Neighbors reported hearing yelling coming from Wachenheim’s apartment before she jumped.
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