What we know about the Bronx mom accused of throwing 6-month-old baby to her death

A 27-year-old woman from the Bronx has been charged with killing her 6-month-old daughter by throwing her out the window Thursday night.

Tenisha Fearon was initially taken to the hospital for evaluation after the incident, but was then taken into police custody. She was charged Friday morning with second-degree murder.

Her 6-month-old infant, Janillah Lawrence, was pronounced dead a short time after being taken to the hospital.

Here is what we know about Fearon:

1. Tenisha Fearon was home at her Tremont apartment with four children and other parent before the incident occurred. In addition to the 6-month-old girl, there was a 4-year-old girl, 8-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy.

2. Fearon had been a family day-care provider, licensed to run a facility from her Bronx apartment for two years. She got the child care permit on May 1, 2013 for her apartment at 2200 Tiebout Ave. That license allowed her to take care of up to six kids during the day, and two additional ones before and after school hours. It is unknown how many children she actually supervised, if any.

3. Fearon had no complaint or violations filed against her. The license expired on April 30. She did not apply for renewal and her program was closed.

4. Before the infant was thrown, witnesses said Fearon was screaming about God, Satan and at the end of days, as she threw things out her sixth floor window.

5. During her court hearing Friday morning, Fearon was remanded to jail.

6. The judge also ordered a psych exam for Fearon, as well as medical attention and protective custody in jail. The defense asked that the protective custody be provided only if necessary because he didn't want her to be "isolated."

7. Fearon was quiet throughout the hearing, dressed in a gray "Gap Athletic" sweatshirt in blue lettering, and what appeared to be either leggings or sweatpants.

8. Fearon's next court appearance is set for Oct. 21.

Here is video of Fearon being walked from the police precinct to a police cruiser:


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