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October 30, 2014

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Police: Mom said voices told her to throw kids out window

A woman said voices told her to throw her children out of the window, according to a Metro Police arrest report.

On the morning of June 12, Luz Robledo Ibarra, 35, listened to those voices, police said. That morning, she threw her 1-year-old daughter and 6-month old son out of a second-story bedroom window of their home in the 3700 block of Spiritual Way, police said. She then threw herself out, the report said.

Police found Ibarra in the backyard with her mother, who was holding the two injured children. Ibarra and the children were taken to University Medical Center.

Ibarra was arrested and booked in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of child abuse with substantial bodily harm.

According to the police report, Ibarra had a recent history of mental issues. She visited a doctor in March complaining of insomnia, anxiety, pain in her upper back and neck, and feeling overwhelmed with responsibility, the report said.

The doctor prescribed her Zoloft, an antidepressant that treats anxiety and depression. She returned to the doctor on April 7 and was offered psychiatric treatment at a clinic, but she declined, saying she would “control it on her own,” the report said.

The doctor documented that “the patient denies suicidal thought, but she looks very restless and uncomfortable.” He tried to treat her a second time with Zoloft, but she refused to take the medication, the report said.

Two months later, on the morning of June 12, Ibarra’s mother woke to the sound of crying. She ran to Ibarra’s bedroom, where the children also slept, but the door was locked, the report said.

Ibarra’s other child unlocked the door using a coin, but nobody was in the room, the report said. It was then that Ibarra’s mother looked in the backyard and found her two grandchildren and daughter on the ground, the report said.

Both children suffered from multiple fractures and lacerations and were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

When questioned by police, Ibarra said she had trouble sleeping and felt depressed, the report said. She denied ever having thoughts of hurting herself or her children, the report said.

She remains at the hospital.

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