ERIE, Pennsylvania — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to swinging her four-week-old son like a bat to hit her boyfriend, fracturing the infant's skull.I am still wondering how a 27-year-old woman manages to have five fatherless children, and whether the boyfriend had any relation to the 4-week-old baby. I am also wondering whether she called the authorities to get medical care for her baby, or to get the police to arrest her boyfriend. And I am wondering how drunk you have to be to use a baby as a club.
Chytoria Graham, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child in a plea agreement with prosecutors. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years because the child was under age 12. There is no mandatory minimum if the victim is older than 13.
The charges stem from an Oct. 8 incident in which Graham returned from a night of drinking and began arguing with her then-boyfriend, Deangelo Troop, authorities said. The argument turned violent, and Graham grabbed her son Jarron by his feet and swung him, hitting Troop and fracturing the infant's skull in the process. When Graham put the boy down, Troop punched her in the eye, police said. She then called authorities. ...
Jarron, who made a full recovery, and Graham's four other children are currently in the custody of her parents.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Woman Hits Boyfriend With Baby