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Posted: November 28, 2017

Mother throws newborn son at father during fight


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Mother throws newborn son at father during fight
Heidy Rios was arrested Nov. 24 in Terrytown, Louisiana, after throwing her 3-week-old son at her boyfriend during a fight.

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

TERRYTOWN, La. —

A Terrytown, Louisiana, mother was arrested Friday after police were contacted when a 3-week-old boy was taken to a hospital with a fractured skull.

NOLA.com reported that Heidy Rios was arguing with her boyfriend and the father of her son when she threw the baby at her boyfriend’s feet. According to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the father said he had been arguing with Rios when she grabbed the newborn and threw him at his father’s feet, saying, “Take your (expletive) son.”

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The arrest report said that the boyfriend took the baby to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans on Nov. 23. NOLA.com reported that it was there that doctors found the newborn had a fracture on the right side of his skull. Authorities were called by the hospital to investigate the injury.

When taken into custody Friday, Rios said she did not know how the newborn got injured and that she was not holding him during the argument. Her story changed when a witness said she was holding the infant during the argument.

Rios is currently at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and is charged with cruelty to a juvenile.


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