In May 2010, a woman threw her young daughter in the Hudson in a failed murder-suicide attempt. Here's the latest on the case of Devi Silvia, from the New York Post:
The mother who threw her 19-month-old daughter in the Hudson in May can be released without bail to attend an outpatient psychiatric program, a Manhattan judge ruled this morning.
The judge's decision, rendered over the strong objections of prosecutors, will allow Devi Silvia to go home to her husband and get day-long counseling at Elmhurst Hospital while awaiting the disposition of the attempted murder case brought against her after the baby's horrific near-drowning.
The judge went still further in Silvia's favor this morning, intimating that he was weighing whether she should even be convicted for throwing the baby into the frigid waters and then jumping in herself in a failed suicide attempt.
There's even an immigration-related tinge to the story, connected to her husband, Dominic James Prithviraj:
Silvia had claimed immediately after both she and her daughter were pulled out of the river that she had wanted the child to die so she could get revenge on her husband, who has hopscotched the family around the country since moving them here from India a couple of years ago.
She has since backtracked on this particular aspect of her motives.
We will track this story as we learn more.