A woman used her 4-week-old baby as a weapon during a domestic dispute, swinging the infant through the air and striking her boyfriend with the child, authorities said.
Chytoria Graham, 27, of Erie, remained in the Erie County Jail today, unable to post $75,000 bond on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple assault.
"The baby was swung at the individual that she was arguing with," Erie District Judge Thomas Robie told the Erie Times-News for today's editions.
District Attorney Bradley Foulk said the child was critically injured in the incident about 3:30 a.m. yesterday. The infant, whose gender was not released, was flown by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.
"Never, never, never -- I can never remember anything like this," Mr. Foulk said.
Authorities removed four other children from Graham's home and they were in the custody of the Erie County Office of Children and Youth.
Monday, October 09, 2006
COPS: MOM USES INFANT AS WEAPON
She is definitely out of the running for Mom of the Year award. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
Cops said they didn't know the baby's gender, or whether the man with whom Graham was arguing is the baby's father.