Mother Throws Newborn Off 6th Floor Balcony in Shenzhen Because She “Didn’t Know What To Do”

Charles Liu , August 24, 2014 1:09pm

shenzhen pregnant mother balcony killerA 19 year-old worker in Shenzhen has killed her own new-born baby by throwing it off a sixth floor balcony shortly after birth, reports Sina Guangdong. It happened Friday night (August 22) at the woman’s apartment on Guanlan Street in Longhua District at around 10pm. The baby boy smashed into a parked electric bicycle below, and then was run over by a motorcycle.

Eyewitness at the scene say the baby still had its umbilical cord attached when it fell.

The woman has been identified as Xiaowei, from Guangxi. After graduating from high school last year, Xiaowei came to Guangdong Province to look for a job. She told Nandu that she “didn’t know what to do” after the baby was born. Xiaowei broke up with her boyfriend in February, and became afraid once she found out she was pregnant. Xiaowei said she is not sure why she acted in this way, and is very regretful over the incident.

Xiaowei faces criminal charges for intentional homicide.

Photos: Sina Guangdong

Charles Liu

The Nanfang's Senior Editor