Mom Accused of Tossing Son to Death Pleads Insanity

SANTA ANA (KTLA) — A woman accused of throwing her baby from the fourth floor of a hospital parking structure pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in court Wednesday.

On August 22, 2011, Sonia Hermosillo is accused of driving her 7-month old son, Noe, to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and parking her car on the fourth floor of a parking structure.

The baby suffered medical conditions that required him to be treated at CHOC regularly, but he did not have a scheduled appointment that day.

The baby was born with congenital muscular torticollis, which causes the neck to twist to one side.

He wore a helmet to correct his plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome.

Prosecutors say Hermosillo removed the boy’s helmet and pushed him from the parking structure.

He died a week later after being taken off life support.

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Hermosillo is then accused of then walking inside the hospital, validating her parking and driving away.

A witness who saw the baby fall called 911.

Police reviewed surveillance video and spotted a vehicle leaving the structure with a lone female driver.

They traced the license plate to a residence in La Habra.

Investigators say during that time, they received a call from a man reporting his wife, Sonia, and their 7-month-old son missing.

Officers later spotted the woman’s vehicle near CHOC Hospital on Main Street.

“There was a child seat in the vehicle, but no baby,” police said in a press release.

Hermosillo’s husband, Noe Medina, told police his wife had been hospitalized recently for depression and was not allowed to be alone with the baby.

He asked the public for compassion for his wife, who he says is mentally ill.

“Please do not hold any grudge against his wife. She didn’t do it on purpose. She didn’t know what she was doing. Please understand her mental condition,” Medina said through an interpreter.

“Please understand the pain he’s suffering. He just lost a child. He doesn’t want to lose his wife now,” the interpreter added.

Medina says Hermosillo grabbed the baby while he was watching the couple’s two other children at their home in La Habra.

He was not immediately aware of what had happened, but called police to report them missing.

Medina says Hermosillo suffered from postpartum depression and started going to therapy.

He also says she could not handle the baby’s medical issues.

If convicted, Hermosillo faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

She is due back in court Feb. 22 for a trial setting conference.

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17 comments

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  • Strike Force

    Another wetb@ck with an anchor baby she was finished with. Give the child to family members or go back to Messaco and raise the child. An insanity plea and not guilty is weak, pretty sure the insanity plea will not stand. Eliminate her so the gene pool remains in tact.

    • Todd Sputnik

      Coming from an obese, illiterate albino pig like yourself, means absolutely nothing. Please go back to Alabama where your toothless genetically defective relations keep your toxic DNA safely outside the California border.

  • haha ur wrong

    haha do forget that you are an immigrant yourself the only people who inhabited the country were indians. however, you also forget that its not only people of mexican descent that cause damage. Im sure you have forgotten the tons of massacres that have happened here in our states outside of the hispanic race. duhhhh

  • THE REAL MEXICAN

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  • ronaldo60

    Yes, criminals come in all assorted races and colors, and this isn't a racial issue at all. Here was a woman who was living here illegally, having three kids and getting all kinds of free medical care. Shouldn't have been here in the first place, that's what "illegal" means. Then, her husband was at fault for letting her run off with the baby she was not supposed to be alone with. Then, her actions in killing this poor child were very calculated and obviously premeditated, so the "insanity" plea is bogus. The whole family–what's left of it, should be deported, with Mexico getting billed for everything.

    • ScottyBoy

      Would you believe that Native Americans couldn't even wrap their heads around the concept of land ownership when whites stole the country from them. They literally believed, and rightly so in my opinion, that they belonged to the land, not that the land belonged to them. If you look at it that way, we should all have access to the world.

      • ronaldo60

        Thanks for your pointing that out, very interesting and thought-provoking. But do you really believe that concept is practical today? We shouldn't respect other borders and expect the same here?

  • publicnme

    Ah if it were only that simple .Obama wants her here he wants to keep them all here to drive, work and pay taxes.Thats why he is showering them with free gifts that american citizens have to pay for.We are all here to be milked for every cent they can get.. Remember ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.

  • ronaldo60

    Everyone should take note that nowhere in this story does it mention the immigration-hold that was first put on this criminal illegal-alien mother of three. The extreme media-bias toward open-borders and amnesty for all is a big story in itself, folks. In other countries or other eras, reporters would have been investigating how much money this family has stolen from us in terms of welfare, medicaid, food-stamps, etc., and how much the whole tab for our justice-system will be. Mexico should pay for it all, and the real tragedy is that our broken system ENABLED this sick criminal to commit murder.