Terrytown, LA - A Louisiana mother has been arrested after she threw her 26-day-old baby at her boyfriend's feet, fracturing the baby's skull.
Heidy Rios, 24, of Terrytown, was arrested on Friday Nov. 24 and charged with cruelty to a juvenile, according to WFTV.
The date that the baby was actually injured has not been confirmed but the baby's father said it occurred on Thanksgiving day.
The incident began as an argument between Rios and her boyfriend, who is the baby's father. Neither his nor the baby's name was released.
During the argument, Rios threw the newborn at her boyfriend's feet, and said “Take your f***ing son," according to the Daily Mail.
Police said they were called after the baby's father took him to Children's Hospital in New Orleans on Thursday, Nov. 23. Doctors found that the baby had a skull fracture, specifically a fracture to his right temporal bone.
They said that the injury was non-life threatening and that the baby should recover, according to KRON.
Rios first told investigators that she did not know how the infant was injured, and she denied holding him during the argument.
During additional questioning, she then changed her story when a neutral witness told police she was holding the infant during the argument. She said that she didn't know the baby was hurt, and told police that she might have dropped him during the argument.
Rios remains in custody at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
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