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New York Post
By Jamie Schram
March 13, 2013 | 9:19pm
Onlookers gather at the scene where a Harlem woman jumped from the eighth-story window of her apartment building with her one-year-old child in her arms. Photo: Christopher Sadowski
A distraught mom died and her 10-month-old child was injured this afternoon after she grabbed the tot and leapt from a eighth-story Harlem window, sources said.
Cindy Bacharach, 44, had been arguing with her husband, Hal Bacharach, 48, at The Sutton co-op at 147th Street and Bradhurst Avenue when she jumped from her apartment window, according to cops.
A shaken witness said their son, Keston, miraculously survived the plunge by landing on his mother’s chest.
The Columbia educated attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Bacharach was declared dead at the scene. Her husband had already left the apartment before her leap.
The toddler was rushed to Harlem Hospital and remains in a stable condition.
“I heard a scream, a scared scream,” said witness Steven Dominguez, 18, of Harlem. “I noticed a woman was falling. As she was coming down, she was coming down on her back. I saw the baby bounce on her chest and fall to the concrete. The baby started crying.”
A pair of cops happened to be sitting in a squad car near the scene and witnessed the fall.
Sources said Bacharach suffered from acute postpartum depression and left behind a largely incomprehensible 7-page suicide note.
Cops also found anti-depression medication inside the apartment, sources said.