A San Jose mother remains in police custody today after she allegedly tossed her 2-year-old son from a second-story window, creating a not-so-merry Christmas Day for her family.
Lupita Cortez, 24, was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of attempted murder, child abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon. According to news reports, she woke up on Christmas morning, and while her family was getting ready for church, she dropped her 22-month-old son, Nathan Alvarez Cortez, out of her apartment window, 20 feet down.
After she tossed her son, Lupita Cortez threw
herself out the window, but landed safely on a concrete passage at
the next apartment house.
The boy hit a small patch
of hard dirt on the 3500 block of Alden Way, barely
missing the concrete patch, police said. Nathan, thankfully, only suffered
only minor bruises. He is now in the care of shaken-up relatives, police said.
Cortez is at Valley
Medical Center, where she has been healing from broken bones in her ankles