A 10-year-old boy gripped onto the side of a bridge and begged his mom not to jump as she dragged him into her impending demise
The woman jumped from bridge holding onto her son, 10, in shocking murder-suicide this week in central-western Colombia as cops and onlookers pled with her
Jessy Paola Moreno Cruz was being ‘hounded by debt collectors’, as police officers break down while witnessing horror scene
The 32-year-old jumped from the La Variante Bridge with her son, May Ceballos, in her arms
‘This lady, who was a single mother, unfortunately was desperate at the pressure of [paying back] debts’ – police. Cruz who suffers from depression had been hounded by debt collectors recently
Before she jumped Emergency responders were pled with Cruz not to jump, but efforts were successful
A 10-year-old boy gripped onto the side of a bridge and begged his mother not to leap seconds before he was tragically killed in a murder-suicide in Colombia.
Investigators say Jessy Paola Moreno Cruz, 32, had been hounded by debt collectors and evicted from her home recently, before making the fatal decision to jump 330 feet from the La Variante Bridge in Tolima with her petrified son, May Ceballos, in her arms.
Emergency responders and community members were captured on video pleading with the depressed mother not to leap, but their efforts were unsuccessful.
Firefighter Rafel Rico said in a statement to local media: ‘They begged her not to do it and tried to convince her to stop… but sadly, she took the fatal decision.’
Jesse Cruz frequently posted glamorous Facebook selfies and photos of herself with her son
Depressed mother was hounded to untimely death by debt collectors recently. Cruz and her son are seen smiling in a Facebook photo she posted during happier times
An emergency responder was heard in the video clip shouting in disbelief: ‘Oh my God… she threw herself off!’
Another was seen sobbing as he fell to his knees after witnessing the upsetting events play out.
Ibague mayor Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo later spoke about the tragedy, telling reporters: ‘This ends up hurting or even costing the life of the person.
‘This lady, who was a single mother, unfortunately was desperate at the pressure of [paying back] debts,’ Jaramillo said.
Cruz’s Facebook page states that she and her son resided in Ibagué, Tolima.