It's probably safe to say that most of us were horrified last week when we heard about Sonia Hermosillo, 35, who authorities say threw her 7-month-old son from the parking structure at CHOC. The baby died from his injuries two days later.
Hermosillo is being held without bail and is also on suicide watch at the Orange County Jail. The baby’s father, Noe Medina, contends that Hermosillo had been hospitalized in June for postpartum depression.
Just this past weekend, Sloan Briles, 35, his girlfriend and his two sons, ages 6 and 7, were on a cruise boat in Newport Harbor that carried more than 80 passengers. Briles allegedly threw his 7-year-old son off the boat. The boy was rescued by another boater.
According to the Huffington Post, "The father hit him several times and then threatened to throw him overboard if he didn't stop crying," Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said. "The crowd on the boat became very angry at the father for hitting the kid and extremely angry when he threw him overboard."
Briles was arrested and booked for resisting arrest and suspicion of child endangerment. He was released on bail Monday morning.