LOS ANGELES -- A 7-month-old baby boy whose mother allegedly dropped him from the roof of a parking structure died Wednesday, officials with the Orange Police Department said.
Noe Medina Jr. succumbed to the injuries he suffered when he was dropped Monday from the garage of the Children's Hospital of Orange County in California.
His mother, Sonia Hermosillo, 31, of La Habra, had been scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and child abuse, but the proceeding was continued until Sept. 16 at the request of her public defender.
Deputy District Attorney Scott Simmons said he expected to file a new complaint Wednesday afternoon charging Hermosillo with murder and child abuse resulting in death, with a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Joe T. Perez set her bail at $1 million.
In a brief court appearance Wednesday, Hermosillo wore dark blue jail scrubs. Her curly hair was down and she nodded throughout the proceeding. She was assisted by a Spanish-speaking interpreter.
She was being held in a jail medical ward, where she was undergoing psychiatric evaluation, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
She was placed in a solitary cell and was wearing a protective gown to prevent her from harming herself, Amormino said.
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