- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The mother accused of throwing her 20-month-old son off a bridge into an eastern Pennsylvania river before jumping in herself is due in court.

Jonesha Perry faces a preliminary hearing Friday to determine if enough evidence exists for her to stand trial.

The 19-year-old has been arraigned on homicide and other charges.

Authorities allege Perry gave Zymeir Perry a kiss before pushing him off the Hamilton Street Bridge in Allentown into the Lehigh River 50 feet below on May 3. She then jumped, but managed to reach shore with a broken arm.

The child was pulled out of the water about 700 yards downstream, but died six days later. The infant’s organs were harvested for transplants.



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