St. Louis (KMOV) — Police said late Saturday afternoon a 51-year-old man living with his family in a second floor apartment threw his wife and their 13-year-old daughter out the window.
The second floor apartment, located across the street from the Bevo Mill restaurant in south St. Louis, is nearly 17-feet above the sidewalk.
The woman and her daughter are in stable condition. A witness said the mother seemed almost in shock and the daughter was bleeding profusely.
The family is from Afghanistan and police said the father spoke little or no English. Other family members acted as interpreters.
Police said there are at least five children that live in the apartment. The 51-year-old man was arrested. [Man throws wife, daughter out window in south St. Louis, October 21, 2008]