ALLENTOWN, Pa. – An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been charged with homicide after authorities allege she pushed her 1-year-old son off a bridge into a river.
Nineteen-year-old Johnesha Monae Perry was charged Monday. Her public defender declined to comment.
Zymeir Perry, of Allentown, died Saturday.
Authorities say his mother pushed him over the rail of an Allentown bridge into the Lehigh River on May 3 before jumping in herself. The boy was found about 700 yards downstream.
Court documents say Perry gave her son a kiss before pushing him. The child fell more than 50 feet. An autopsy found he died from blunt force trauma and drowning.