Manhattan mother jumps eight stories to her death with her infant son strapped to her chest; baby survives with minor injuries

Sources say Harlem lawyer Cynthia Wachenheim penned a 13-page, handwritten suicide note before jumping out of an eighth-story window, taking her son, Keston, with her. The baby was saved from the impact when the woman landed on her back on the pavement.

OP's NOTE: I'm 100% convinced that SSRI psychotropics played a Heavy part in the fate of this woman. Hopefully this will be investigated more.

 Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach. Cynthia reportedly fell out of her apartment window with a baby on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach in happier times.

A Manhattan lawyer strapped her 10-month-old son to her chest and leaped to her death from an eighth-story window in Harlem on Wednesday — and the baby miraculously survived with little more than scratches, police sources said.

Cynthia Wachenheim, 44, who left a suicide note castigating herself for being a bad mother, landed on her back after taking the fatal plunge. Baby Keston was in a harness. He bounced off his mom on impact and then rolled away from her motionless arms.

“I heard a small scream when she was in the air,” said witness Steven Dominguez, 18. “I noticed something falling, but I didn’t want to believe it was a person.”

Dominguez, who teared up as he spoke, said the landing made a horrifying sound.

“It was a loud bang,” he said outside the woman’s building on Bradhurst Ave. near W. 147th St. “It sounded like a big piece of wood hitting the floor.”

“When I got closer, I saw the baby crying,” he said.



Cynthia Wachenheim and her 10-month-old son Keston plummeted eight stories from a Harlem building near W. 147th St.

The baby was in stable condition Wednesday night at Harlem Hospital, hours after his mother’s 3:30 p.m. jump.

Sources said Wachenheim left a rambling 13-page, handwritten suicide note on small pages of notebook paper.

“The note said she was not happy and she talked about what she planned to do,” a source said. In the note, Wachenheim is “saying to her husband, ‘I love you. I’m making you suffer. You’re going to think I’m evil,’” a source said.

“She thinks she’s a failing mother. On the last page, she refers to postpartum depression. She was supposed to see a therapist, but she blew him off.

“As the note goes on, you get the idea she’s explaining why she’s going to do it,” the source added.

The note, which mentions little Keston having a physical handicap, was unsigned — but cops compared it to handwriting samples and determined that it was written by Wachenheim, the source said.



Wachenheim died, but her son Keston survived with minor injuries. He was in stable condition at Harlem Hospital.

Police learned — not from the note — that Wachenheim was convinced her baby had cerebral palsy, although doctors said there was nothing wrong with him, said the source.

Wachenheim’s husband, Hal Bacharach, 48, was at work when his wife jumped, the source said. He was spotted on surveillance video leaving the upscale building at 12:55 p.m., less than three hours before the leap. Neighbors said he stormed out of their two-bedroom condo after a loud argument. Shouting echoed through the halls.

“He was yelling at her today,” said Christian Johnson, 37. “It made me stop and listen. He was asking her why she wouldn’t pick up the phone. He kept repeating it. Then, the baby started crying.”

A police source said Wachenheim was taking antidepressants and that pills were found in the apartment.

A different police source said Wednesday was the first time police were ever called to the apartment. The couple had lived at The Sutton — where similar apartments run about $325,000 — for about three years.

Wachenheim, a high school valedictorian in Albany and a Columbia Law grad, was on maternity leave from her $118,000-a-year job in the city court system. She worked there for more than 15 years doing research and writing for judges.



Wachenheim, whose lifeless body lay on the street covered with a whire sheet, wrote a 13-page suicide note where she talked about not being happy and what she planned to do, a source said. She also said in the note to her husband that she loved him and was making him 'suffer.'

“She was wonderful — very devoted to the court (and) wonderful with everyone she worked with,” said her boss, John Werner, chief court clerk. “It’s a tragedy.”

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,” said David Bookstaver, spokesman for the city’s Office of Court Administration. “Our thoughts are with her family.”

Two NYPD narcotics detectives were parking a car nearby and were the first to respond after they saw the tragic fall.

Cops took the boy, who appeared to only have scratches and minor injuries, to Harlem Hospital. He was listed in stable condition and was expected to survive. A source said he underwent a CT scan.

Neighbors were shocked that Wachenheim, who officials said worked as an associate court attorney with the New York County Law Office, took her only child with her in the fatal leap.

“She was very friendly,” said Yaa Dwamena, 32. “She always greeted you when you came in and out of the building. She didn’t seem like she was going through anything.”



Neighbor Christian Johnson said he heard Wachenheim and her husband, Hal Bacharach, yelling at each other, but didn’t think it was anything more than a typical squabble until he saw Wachenheim dead.

Read more:

Views: 557

Replies to This Discussion

How tragic.


"Destroying the New World Order"


mobile page

12160 Administrators



Latest Activity

Diana favorited Central Scrutinizer's video
34 minutes ago
mick commented on James Roberts's video

Dumbest Jeffery Epstein Coverage On Corporate News

"Outraged Bill Barr dad hired Epstein to teach at DaltonState even thou Epstein had no…"
39 minutes ago
Diana posted videos
1 hour ago
Central Scrutinizer posted videos
1 hour ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited James Roberts's photo
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited James T. Kirk's video
2 hours ago
Old Denmark posted a video

Lefty Media Suddenly Against Immigration

Subscribe on BitChute: The New York Times, the Guardian, Vox, and the Washington Post have suddenly recognize...
2 hours ago
James Roberts posted a blog post
3 hours ago
Edward Huguenin commented on Central Scrutinizer's video

Additional Bill Clinton & Prince Andrew Allegations Surfaced BEFORE Jeffrey Epstein "Suicide"

"These are the charges against Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein for the rape of a 13 year old girl:…"
3 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Diana's photo
5 hours ago
Diana posted discussions
5 hours ago
Diana replied to Diana's discussion Washington Post Claims Men Can Get Pregnant With Headline “A Mother, Not a Woman” (Yeah It IS A Woman)
"Mental?  It was born female, decided it was male, but always wanted to be a…"
5 hours ago
James Roberts commented on Raz Putin's video

Fun Facts About Cernovich, Dershowitz, & Epstein

"Thank you so much for posting. Molyneux had Cernovitch on, twice on the Epstein case, and presented…"
6 hours ago
James Roberts replied to Diana's discussion Washington Post Claims Men Can Get Pregnant With Headline “A Mother, Not a Woman” (Yeah It IS A Woman)
"I'd hate to imagine the effects of these hormones on a fetus' brain development. Even if…"
6 hours ago
James Roberts replied to Diana's discussion COLLEGE STUDENT ARRESTED, Banned From Campus For PRE-CRIME, Firearms Seized, After Anonymous Tip About Meme He Posted On Social Media
"Connecticut's college ANTIFA population is probably the next to get vented, but by a nutbar…"
6 hours ago
Diana favorited James Roberts's photo
6 hours ago

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted