Mother charged with attempted murder after child falls from sixth storey balcony

Police have charged a 24-year-old mother with attempted murder after her 3-year-old daughter fell from a balcony on the sixth-floor of a Scarborough apartment building on 915 Midland Ave., near Eglinton Ave. East, last Thursday.

The child suffered life-threatening head injuries and is now at the Hospital for Sick Children, police say.

Police confirmed with The Star that the woman still remains in an undisclosed hospital under mental duress and has not yet been identified to protect the child’s identity.

Const. Tony Vella said the woman appeared in court via video on Monday.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and witnesses are encouraged to come forward.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call 33 Division at 416-808-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.