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Mother charged in death of 2-year-old after fall from balcony

Last Updated Oct 1, 2020 at 5:12 pm EDT

Police cars can be seen near the building where a boy, 2, fell from a balcony in the Jane and Finch area. CITYNEWS

A 31-year-old mother has been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy who fell from a balcony in the Jane and Finch area earlier this year.

Police were called to an apartment building on Driftwood Avenue just before 5 p.m. on July 28 after a passerby noticed a child lying motionless on the ground.

Emergency crews rushed the child to hospital in life-threatening condition where he was pronounced dead.

At the time police said it appeared the boy fell from the 14th floor of the building.

Following an investigation, police determined that the child was asleep in the apartment when a woman left him alone for “unknown reasons.” While she was away, the boy fell from the window.

On Thursday, a 31-year-old woman surrendered to police and was charged with criminal negligence causing death and not providing the necessaries of life.

The woman, whose name has not been released, is scheduled to appear in court next month.