LARGO, Fla. (FOX 13) - Pinellas detectives arrested a 17-year-old girl for allegedly throwing her 5-week-old son on the floor.
The baby’s injuries consist of a fractured skull, a brain hemorrhage and possible brain damage.
The teen told detectives she intentionally threw the baby on the floor out of frustration.
Detectives learned the baby’s grandmother went to work early Wednesday morning and left her daughter home with her twin sons. When she got home, one of the boys was lethargic, not acting normally, and she noticed his head was misshapen.
The 5–week-old was admitted to John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The mother initially told investigators several different versions of what happened to the baby, none of which were consistent with the infant's injuries.
Detectives were informed by medical staff that the infant's injuries could have only come from intentional abuse.
The mother was the only one home with her son when the injuries occurred. The sheriff's office said she eventually admitted to throwing the baby on the floor out of frustration.
She has been charged with aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm/permanent disfigurement. She is being held in Pinellas County Jail.
Detectives say the injured infant remains in the hospital for treatment and his twin brother also remains in the hospital until he is released into foster care.