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DA: Mom threw tot in Hudson River out of spite

June 21, 2010 12:46:14 PM PDT
Prosecutors say an unhappy mother hurled her toddler daughter into the Hudson River off New York City to spite her husband. Devi Silvia is being held without bail after her arraignment Friday on attempted murder and other charges. The arraignment was conducted via video link from a hospital where shes being held for psychological evaluation.

She did not enter a plea.

Prosecutors say she told them she threw her 19-month-old daughter into the chilly water because she was sad, lonely and angry at her husband. The 33-year-old Silvia then jumped in herself.

The mother and daughter were rescued on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the girl is in stable condition.


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