Mother accused of throwing 18-month-old off bridge in Houma, police say

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 7:56 PM CDT|Updated: 22 hours ago
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HOUMA, La. (WVUE) - A woman has been arrested after police say she threw her baby off a bridge in Houma.

According to the Houma Police Department, they received a call around 5 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 23 of a mother throwing her 18-month-old baby off the Liberty Street Bridge. Police say the woman, identified as 30-year-old Asha Randolph, then jumped into the water and rescued the child.

Asha Randolph, 30, is accused of throwing her 18-month-old boy off of a bridge in Houma, then...
Asha Randolph, 30, is accused of throwing her 18-month-old boy off of a bridge in Houma, then jumping in the water to rescue him.(TPSO)

The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he is expected to recover.

Randolph was arrested shortly after and charged with attempted first-degree murder. On Monday, police added additional charges of child desertion and obstruction of justice.

Officials say the woman’s two other children, ages 6 and 8, were left in the car unsupervised during the incident and are now with the Dept. of Child and Family Services.

Investigators tell FOX 8 they do not believe Randolph was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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