A New York City woman failed today at murder-suicide. Thankfully.
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.Mental illness is no joke.
source: NY Post
Update: Later reports say the the dead woman's name is Cynthia Wachenheim. (She also went by the name Cindy Bacharach.) We can't seem to find a photo of her, but we did learn she earned $118,112 in 2012 as an associate attorney at the Supreme Court New York.
Update, Mar. 14: Here's a photo of Cynthia and her husband, Hal Bacharach.