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Deputies in Louisiana say a 23-year-old mother threw her toddler out the window of a moving car Sunday (June 22) in hopes of getting the child’s father’s attention.

Lasasha Allen of Winnsboro chucked the 20-month-old out of the vehicle in front of her other child, age  7. The young victim was taken to the Franklin Medical Center and an investigation was opened, due to the severity of the injuries.

Allen was interviewed at the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s  Offcie where it was determined that she meant to hurt her own child. “This was an intentional act,” said Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb.

She was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Bails has been set at $750,000.

A day before she carried out the act, Allen reached out to her baby’s father to inform him that the child had been injured. He didn’t respond. “The next day when she got no response, she made the determination to make this come true,” Cobb added.

Allen was traveling at 45 mph when she booted her baby out of the vehicle. She told authorities that she only meant to cause minor injuries, and waited before she took the child for medical treatment. The child is in now stable condition and was awaiting surgery.

“One thing is for certain,” Cobb said. “This child is in a safer place today than in the hands of the mother. Justice can’t move quickly enough.”

Photo: Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Offics

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