Man who jumped off Kaimuki balcony with baby pleads guilty

Zelig Pickering

A man who jumped from the second floor of a building with his baby has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor.

On June 15, 35-year-old Zelig Pickering jumped from an apartment balcony on Waialae Avenue with a crying 11-month-old in his arms.

The baby was injured and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

According to a witness, several people tackled Pickering and held him down until police arrived.

A judge sentenced him to two years of HOPE Probation, a high-intensity supervision program.

He is required to complete a domestic violence intervention program and parenting classes.

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