A 10-month-old baby miraculously survived an 8-story jump out of a New York City apartment building on March 13 when his mom, a New York State Supreme Court lawyer, committed suicide with the baby strapped to her chest.
Cindy Bacharach, 44, was in an argument with her husband, Hal Bacharach, 48, when she jumped from her the eighth floor of her apartment building in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City — with her 10-month-old son strapped to her chest.
Fortunately, the baby boy, Keston, survived the fall, but Cindy was found dead at the scene, authorities tell the New York Post. Cindy was a Columbia University-educated attorney with the New York State Supreme Court. She lived with her husband at The Sutton luxury co-op building at 102 Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem.
Authorities say Cindy landed on her back when she fell, which led the baby, who was strapped to her chest, to survive. He was rushed to a Harlem hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
Witnesses Report Hearing A Scream From The Apartment
“I heard a scream, a scared scream,” a witness Steven Dominguez, 18, tells the New York Post. “I noticed a woman was falling. As she was coming down, she was coming down on her back. I saw the baby bounce on her chest and fall to the concrete. The baby started crying.”
Two police officers happened to be nearby in a squad car and witnessed the jump.
Cindy left a seven-page suicide note according to the New York Daily News, in which she reportedly wrote to her husband, “I love you. I’m making you suffer. You’re going to think I’m evil.”
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— Christina Stiehl
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