NEW BRIGHTON (KDKA) — An Ohio woman is now facing a list of charges after a toddler fell about 21-feet from the window of a Beaver County apartment last night.
Officers were called to the Brightwood Manor Housing Complex in New Brighton around 8:30 p.m. Thursday after the 23-month-old little girl fell three stories out of a window.
Alizae Mosconi was crying and conscious when they arrived at the scene. She was taken to Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
Terra Hill, 27, of East Liverpool, Ohio, is now facing charges — including aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of children.
After getting a confession, police say Hill admitted to hanging the little girl out of the window. According to the criminal complaint, Hill grabbed the girl by the arm and held her outside the window despite the child’s cries for help.
Hill, who is a distant relative of the family, was apparently upset that the child had hit her in the face with a ball and wanted to teach her a lesson.
Police say Hill admitted to dropping Mosconi when the toddler scratched her arm. According to authorities, Hill then walked back into the apartment as though nothing had happened.
The little girl’s parents told KDKA-TV that they thought they were leaving their daughter in trusted company and they can’t begin to comprehend what happened.
“It’s beyond my mind,” the child’s father, Charles Mosconi, said. “I don’t know how anybody could do this. She’s under 2-years-old — there’s nothing a 2-year-old can do to somebody for this to happen.”
“I can’t even describe what’s going through my mind right now,” added the girl’s mother, Elizabeth Newman. “I’m scared. I’m hurt.”
Newman says her daughter hit the left side of her head when she fell and was bleeding heavily during the ambulance ride.