Mom pleads guilty in baby-swinging case

jhayx7

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The Associated Press

ERIE, Pa. (AP) ? A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to swinging her 4-week-old son like a bat to hit her boyfriend during a fight, fracturing the infant's skull in the process.

Chytoria Graham, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child under a plea agreement with prosecutors.

By pleading guilty, Graham acknowledged that on Oct. 8 she grabbed her son Jarron by his feet and swung him, hitting her boyfriend and seriously injuring the child.

At Graham's preliminary hearing in December, paramedic Betty Schau, who treated the baby, recalled that Graham was crying and disheveled when medical crews arrived. She testified that Graham told her, "I swung him. I swung him like a bat."

The judge ordered a psychological examination for Graham before her sentencing, set for May 8. The charges carry a minimum of five years in prison because the child was under age 12. Two lesser charges were dropped.

Graham's previous attorney had said Graham did not use her child as a weapon, that the boy was hurt during a fight between the two adults and that Graham lied to authorities about how the injury occurred to protect her boyfriend.

Her current attorney, public defender Julia Dudics, however, said Tuesday that the choice to plead guilty was Graham's. Dudics declined further comment except to say that Graham had told her she was depressed.

Jarron, who made a full recovery, and Graham's four other children are currently in the custody of her parents.
 

CKent

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Jesus christ... it's really high time we start restricting breeding.
 

AdamK47

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You should have at least waited a few minutes to perform a search to make sure this wasn't already posted.
 

eits

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wtf is wrong with people?

sometimes, i really feel like if shyt like this happens, the cop on the scene should just pull a gun out and put a bullet in the person's temple.
 

jhayx7

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Originally posted by: AdamK47
You should have at least waited a few minutes to perform a search to make sure this wasn't already posted.

New rule, make a post about your future post so other people will not post the same post you are about to post.

;)
 

Geocentricity

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We license people to drive, fly, serve alcohol, possess guns, etc.

I think its time we license people the right to breed.
 

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Originally posted by: Geocentricity
We license people to drive, fly, serve alcohol, possess guns, etc.

I think its time we license people the right to breed.

I would seriously support any such proposal.
 

crystal

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Originally posted by: MobileLoser
Originally posted by: Geocentricity
We license people to drive, fly, serve alcohol, possess guns, etc.

I think its time we license people the right to breed.

I would seriously support any such proposal.

One of the stupiest ideas I heard today.