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A New York woman accused of concealing her pregnancy and then tossing her newborn daughter from a seventh-story window has appeared in court on a murder charge. 	 Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Berry was arraigned late Tuesday (PHOTO: NBC) A New York woman accused of concealing her pregnancy and then tossing her newborn daughter from a seventh-story window has appeared in court on a murder charge. Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Berry was arraigned late Tuesday (PHOTO: NBC)
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A 33-year-old New York woman has been charged with murder in the death of her newborn baby girl after police say she threw the child from the 7th floor window of her apartment building in the Bronx Monday. 

Officials say the baby girl still had her umbilical cord attached to her body and was alive when when she was tossed from the building. The baby was found in the courtyard by the superintendent's wife and pronounced dead at the scene. New York City Chief Medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said the baby died from multiple blunt force injuries, consistent with being thrown out of the window. 

The mother, Jennifer Berry, was arrested and charged with second degree murder and manslaughter. Berry, according to local media, was a Child Protective Specialist with Administration for Children's Services back in 2007 for about six months. Local media is reporting Berry hid the final stages of her pregnancy. 

Berry's boyfriend told police he was in another room when the child was born and when the baby plunged from the window. He told investigators he didn't realize either event had occurred and had thought his girlfriend had an abortion, authorities said. He is not facing any charges. 

Assistant District Attorney Georgia Barker said the baby weighed 8 pounds — the weight of a full-term newborn.

"There was air in the lungs. This was a healthy baby girl," Barker said in court, according to the Daily News.

It wasn't immediately clear how much time elapsed between the baby's birth and her fall from the window, officials said.

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