Back in February, a Plano mother and her five-year-old daughter fell from the sixth floor parking garage of the Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, suffering major injuries and were airlifted to Chicago hospitals.
Now, DuPage County authorities say 28-year-old Jerica Crawford, of Plano, allegedly drove to the top of the parking garage, walked to the edge, and dropped her daughter off the top of the garage before jumping off herself. They were found on the ground by two witnesses.
On Saturday, DuPage County Judge Paul Marchese approved the appointment of a clinical psychologist for Crawford that was requested by the prosecution, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney news release.
In addition, bond was set for Crawford, of Clason Street in Plano, at $500,000 after an arrest warrant was issued. She appeared in bond court Saturday morning and has been charged with aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13 from the incident, a Class X felony.
In a news release, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says "The allegations against Ms. Crawford are extremely disturbing.” He added that the mother and daughter appear to be well on the road to recovery.
Crawford’s next court date is May 24th.