Police: Mother threw toddler off Louisiana bridge then pulled him from water

Asha Randolph (Credit: Houma Police Department)

A mother is accused of throwing her baby off a Louisiana bridge and then trying to rescue him from the water.

Houma Police Department accused 30-year-old Asha Randolph of throwing her 18-month-old baby from the Liberty Street Bridge into the Bayou Terrebonne last Friday evening. 

Police responded to the scene and transported the baby to a local hospital, where he was expected to recover. 

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Authorities said a preliminary investigation could not reveal any reason as to why the mother would throw her child off the bridge.

They said moments later, the suspect entered the Bayou Terrebonne and pulled the baby from the water while leaving behind two children, ages 6 and 8, inside an unsupervised vehicle. 

Randolph was arrested and taken into custody on charges of attempted first-degree murder, child desertion, and obstruction of justice. 

FOX 8 reported that investigators do not believe Randolph was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.