Mother Uses Infant As Weapon

We know the world has gone to shit when a mother of an infant baby grabs her child by its feet and uses him as a club against her boyfriend. (Associated Press) Chytoria Graham's children have been taken from her by authorities -- except for 4-week-old Jarron. He is in a hospital after a horrific event that has stunned police and prosecutors, and prompted strangers who read about him to offer to adopt the boy: Authorities say she grabbed the infant by his feet and swung him, hitting her boyfriend and fracturing the baby's skull.

"Unfortunately, I have seen child abuse cases upfront," said Capt. Frank Kwitowski, a 20-year Erie police officer. "But this is the first time I've seen a child actually picked up and used as a weapon."


Some psychiatrists are pondering the possibility that mental issues or postpartum depression played a large role in this incident. The mother, if you can call her that, claimed she was drinking that night and just “snapped” when she got into an argument with her boyfriend. To me, it’s all the same. Nothing can justify such behavior and actions like this rarely occur without the perpetrator having some kind of mental problems.

The child is in a medically induced coma at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg. The mother has been charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and reckless endangerment.