Wash. woman accused of throwing baby boy over fence in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A 25-year-old woman is jailed for investigation of child assault in Spokane, accused of throwing a 1-year-old boy over a fence and down a steep embankment.

A man working in a home Saturday afternoon told police the woman asked for water, and after he gave her water he saw her throw the baby over the fence above the Spokane river.

The Spokesman-Review reports the boy fell about 50 feet and hit a tree.

Another person picked up the boy. Medics took him to a hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.