Father Charged in Son's Fall From 9th-Floor Window

Boy suffered life-threatening injuries Oct. 11

Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 4:30 PM EDT
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Woman Found Boy Crying in a Bush After Fall From 9th Floor

News4's Shomari Stone spoke with the woman who found a 4-year-old boy who had fallen out of a ninth floor window at a Silver Spring apartment building.

Boy Falls From 9th Floor Window

A 4-year-old boy fell from an 8th-story window Thursday in Silver Spring, Md. News4's Shomari Stone reports.
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The father of a four-year-old boy who fell from a ninth-story apartment has been charged in the incident, Montgomery County Police announced Monday.

The boy suffered life-threatening injuries Oct. 11 after falling from a building in the 8800 block of Piney Branch Road. A tree helped break his fall, but he remains hospitalized.

A woman found him crying in a bush and called 911.

The boy's father, Christopher Keith Harley, 30, has been charged with child neglect and leaving a child under the age of eight unattended.

He was arrested Oct. 26 and is out on bond awaiting a December court date.

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