IL - Chicago: Relative throws child from Navy Pier into Lake Michigan

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Terrible story.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 34-year-old Des Plaines woman faces felony attempted murder and aggravated battery charges in connection with an incident near Navy Pier that left a 3-year-old boy in "very critical" condition.

Victoria Moreno was arrested Monday just before 2 p.m. in the 700-block of East Grand Avenue after being accused of pushing her nephew into Lake Michigan, Chicago police said Wednesday morning.

Moreno did not attempt to rescue the boy, CPD said.

 

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Awful. And the lake is ice cold this time of year. The Aunt, tossed him in? It sounds like there was a restraining order, for her to stay away from the family as well.
 

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Just saw this article. I guess there really is no limit to cruelty to children. We've seen some bad ones here, and this one is right up there, IMO. Betting we will hear some talk of "mental diase or defect on this one. Can you imagine seating a jury on this one, if it comes to that.


3-Year-Old Not Expected to Survive After Aunt Allegedly Threw Him off Pier, Watched Boy Sink
The victim, who has not been formally identified, is suffering from a swollen brain and bleeding in his lungs
By
Chris Harris
Published on September 22, 2022 01:45 PM
A 3-year-old boy who spent at least 30 minutes at the bottom of an Illinois lake is not expected to survive — and authorities allege it was his own aunt who'd hurled him into the water.
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According to the article, Scaduto alleged that Moreno threw the boy into the lake before taking a seat on the edge of the pier, where she watched as he slowly sank out of view.
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"Not once during any of these events did the defendant scream for help, call for help, ask for help or try herself to help," Scaduto said Wednesday, the Sun-Times reports. "When the police arrived, the defendant pretended not to know anything about the child."
[...]
In fact, Scaduto alleged that the aunt waited until the area was clear of people before grabbing the boy up and throwing him into the lake, according to the article.

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