ANOTHER PARENT OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
ERIE, Pennsylvania (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to
swinging her 4-week-old son like a bat to hit her boyfriend during a
fight, fracturing the infant’s skull in the process.
Chytoria Graham, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child under a plea agreement with prosecutors.
By pleading guilty, Graham acknowledged that on October 8 she grabbed her son Jarron by his feet and swung him, hitting her boyfriend and seriously injuring the child.
At Graham’s preliminary hearing in December, paramedic Betty Schau, who treated the baby, recalled that Graham was crying and disheveled when medical crews arrived. She testified that Graham told her, “I swung him. I swung him like a bat.”
The judge ordered a psychological examination for Graham before her
sentencing, set for May 8. The charges carry a minimum of five years in prison because the child was under age 12. Two lesser charges were dropped.
The child has made a full recovery and this lady’s 4 other children are with her parents.