Charges upgraded to child neglect after woman throws twins out window

By: News Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Charges have been upgraded against a mother arrested for throwing her 2-year-old twins out a first-floor window in Providence.

37-year-old Benita Barbour is now charged with child neglect. She was originally charged with disorderly conduct after a neighbor saw her toss the boys out of a window.

Police say Barbour appeared drunk and was arguing with her boyfriend when she grabbed each child and threw the out of the window and onto her porch on September 19th, 2016.

Neighbors told ABC6 News that the children landed on their backs and immediately started crying.

Police found the twins crying in the street with bumps, cuts and bruises.

Barbour is being held without bail.

Her children are in state custody.

© WLNE-TV / ABC6 2016