Manhattan mother jumps eight stories to her death with her infant son strapped to her chest; baby survives with minor injuries

Sources say Harlem lawyer Cynthia Wachenheim penned a 13-page, handwritten suicide note before jumping out of an eighth-story window, taking her son, Keston, with her. The baby was saved from the impact when the woman landed on her back on the pavement.

	Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach. Cynthia reportedly fell out of her apartment window with a baby on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach. Cynthia reportedly fell out of her apartment window with a baby on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

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A Manhattan lawyer strapped her 10-month-old son to her chest and leaped to her death from an eighth-story window in Harlem on Wednesday — and the baby miraculously survived with little more than scratches, police sources said.

Cynthia Wachenheim, 44, who left a suicide note castigating herself for being a bad mother, landed on her back after taking the fatal plunge. Baby Keston was in a harness. He bounced off his mom on impact and then rolled away from her motionless arms.

“I heard a small scream when she was in the air,” said witness Steven Dominguez, 18. “I noticed something falling, but I didn’t want to believe it was a person.”

Dominguez, who teared up as he spoke, said the landing made a horrifying sound.

“It was a loud bang,” he said outside the woman’s building on Bradhurst Ave. near W. 147th St. “It sounded like a big piece of wood hitting the floor.”

“When I got closer, I saw the baby crying,” he said.

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