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Cops: South Carolina Mom Throws Child Off Apartment Balcony

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A Beaufort woman has been charged with attempted murder after police say she threw her toddler off the balcony at an apartment complex.

Beaufort Police chief Matt Clancy said the toddler suffered serious injuries.

Twenty-two-year-old Shayla Jerea Bryan was arrested Monday night after officers were called about reports of a child falling off a balcony. Clancy says investigators determined the woman intended to injure the child.

The child is being treated at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. There was no word on the child’s condition.

It was not clear if Bryan has a lawyer.

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