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Bipolar Mom Who Threw Baby Into Hudson River To Get Insanity Plea Deal

11/22/2011 01:03 pm ET

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — An Upper West Side mom charged with throwing her baby into the Hudson River in a murder-suicide attempt will be offered the chance to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors said Monday.

Prosecutors said Devi Silvia, 34, tossed her 19-month old daughter into the frigid river off the West 70th Street pier on May 11, 2010. She and the baby were rescued almost immediately, and police charged her with attempted murder, assault and child endangerment. 

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