Mom tosses baby over fence

SPOKANE, Washington (KHQ) – Witnesses say a woman who threw her son over a fence and down the embankment was reading scripture and said her son was the devil.

Twenty-five-year-old Destiny L. Ahenakew is charged with throwing her 14-month-old over a fence and down an embankment near Washington’s Spokane River, according to Spokane Police.

The baby, who fell about 50 feet, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

It started Saturday afternoon when Ahenakew walked into a home near the intersection of Cochran and Summit, according to Spokane Police. A man working inside called police because he was worried Ahenakew had nowhere to go. He then watched Ahenakew toss the infant in the air over the fence. The child landed against a tree on an embankment below.

Another witness ran down and grabbed the baby, who was admitted to a hospital for observation.

Ahenakew faces one charge of 1st degree child assault. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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