This is too disturbing to imagine.
A young New Orleans mother named Heidy Rios (above) is in police custody after allegedly throwing her own infant son at her baby daddy during a fight.
According to police reports, the boyfriend told authorities the couple were arguing when she said, “Take your [expletive] son,” and threw the baby at his feet.
The father then rushed the baby to the hospital where the 26-day-old was treated for a skull fracture. Hospital workers then called the police, who apprehended Rios.
The 24-year-old first told investigators she never held the baby during the fight. But after a third party witness corroborated the boyfriend’s story to police, she tweaked her own version to say she “may have dropped the child.”
For a parent to harm their child in that way, we struggle to wrap our minds around it.
Authorities say the baby’s injuries are not life-threatening. Rios is being held on an unspecified bail.
[Image via Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.]