Father Charged With Throwing Daughter Off Bridge

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A hospital says a 4-year-old
Australian girl who was thrown from a 190-foot (58-meter) bridge by
her father has died.
Police said shocked motorists saw a man throw the girl from the
busy West Gage Bridge into a river in the southern city of
Melbourne on Thursday morning.
She was rescued from the river alive but in critical condition.
The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne says the girl died
shortly after being admitted.
Police have arrested the girl's father and charged him with
Authorities say the girl's brother and sister were in the car
when the man stopped it and threw the 4-year-old from the bridge.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by caron Location: Australia on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    This has shaken the whole of Australia to the core. To read more on the story (which appears to be a custody battle) go to http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24983716-661,00.html to read on it. The two boys are with their mother and are now safe.
  • by Annie Location: Morehead on Jan 29, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    What on Earth possessed that man to throw that little girl over the bridge? Have they taken the other children away from him and placed in another home? Lord help that little girl and watch over her brother and sister. Someone get that man some help!!!
  • by Sharon Location: Wincheter on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    If he didn't want his little girl, i'm sure there is a family that would love to have had her.
  • by Renae Location: Lexington on Jan 29, 2009 at 01:42 AM
    That poor girl she is in my thoughts and prayers.
  • by Cole Location: Lexington on Jan 28, 2009 at 08:44 PM
    Well, he needs to be thrown from the same bridge as well!!


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