Police: Mother that pushed child down stairs to appear in court Friday

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A Bronx mother will appear before a judge today after witnesses say she pushed her toddler down a flight of subway stairs while the child was strapped in a stroller.
 
It happened Thursday afternoon at the Grand Concourse-East 149th Street station in Melrose.
 
Police say Jessica Mixon, 26, had gotten into a fight with the 2-year-old's father just before the incident.
 
Mixon will face several assault charges as a result.
 
Several eyewitnesses claim to have seen the event, including one that says Mixon was yelling, "I can't take the baby, I can't do it" before pushing the child down the stairs.
 
The toddler suffered a deep cut under his left eye, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The mother underwent a psychiatric exam prior to her eventual appearance in court.

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