WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman admitted she threw her 18-month-old son out a speeding car into a highway median Thursday because she “would rather see her baby dead than to be involved with pornography,” police said.
Krisann Haddad, 30, of West Palm Beach, was being held on $60,000 bond after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and second-degree aggravated child abuse.
Police believe the woman had taken drugs, alcohol or both. Results from a blood test were not expected for a week.
Her son, Stephen, was listed in critical condition with broken bones at a West Palm Beach hospital.
Witnesses told police they saw Haddad late Thursday morning speeding up to 90 mph along Interstate 95, the main north-south artery on Florida’s Atlantic coast.
She crossed the grassy median into southbound traffic, then zipped back toward the northbound lanes, witnesses said. At least three people reported seeing the woman throw the toddler through the driver’s side window, according to the arrest affidavit.
She later told police she “would rather have her son dead than to be involved with pornography movies.”
It was not clear the exact speed she was traveling when the child was thrown from the car, police said.