posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 12:11 AM
Recently, we have spent a good deal of bandwidth here on Social Issues discussing various forms of child abuse, from sexual abuse to the senseless
murders of five Amish girls in Pennsylvania.
Now, we have news of a woman who, after a night of heavy drinking, grabs her month old son and swings him at the boy's father during an argument,
fracturing the child's skull. The child is said to be in a drug-induced coma.
A woman used her 4-week-old baby as a weapon in a domestic dispute, swinging the infant through the air and striking her boyfriend with the child,
The boy was in serious but stable condition Monday at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, police said.
"Never, never, never. I can never remember anything like this," District Attorney Bradley Foulk told the Erie Times-News.
Chytoria Graham, 27, of Erie, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple assault. She was held Monday in the Erie County
Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
I can't wait to hear the defense for this unfathomable act. Post-partum depression would be likely, but somehow I think that is going to sound
pretty hollow. At least, I hope so.
[edit on 2006/10/10 by GradyPhilpott]