Mother charged in death of baby, tossing son from 2nd floor

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This undated photo provided by theUpland Police Department shows Tierra Ortega who has been booked for investigation of homicide, attempted homicide and child abuse resulting in death. The Southern California mother has been jailed in the death of her infant daughter and injuries suffered by her young son when he was allegedly dropped from a second-floor landing at her apartment building. (Upland Police Department via AP)

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a California mother in the death of her infant daughter and for injuries sustained by her son after police say he was dropped from an apartment building's second story.

The San Bernardino County district attorney's office said Thursday that 24-year-old Tierra Ortega is charged with child abuse causing death and attempted murder.

It's unclear if Ortega has an attorney. She's set to appear in court later Thursday.

Police say a neighbor saw Ortega drop her 1½-year-old son from a second-floor landing Tuesday before she jumped.

Ortega suffered facial injuries. The boy was hospitalized with a broken foot and minor injuries.

Ortega's daughter was not breathing when officers found her inside an apartment in the city of Upland, east of Los Angles.

The infant died at a hospital.