Mom Throws Newborn At Dad's Feet In Argument, Cracks Infant's Skull

Heidy Rios was arrested after she threw the baby at her boyfriend's feet during an argument.

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.

What do you think the sentence should be for a baby-thrower? Do you think that this constitutes attempted murder? We'd like to hear what you think. Please let us know in the comments.

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Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

The baby needs to be placed elsewhere. Then, the parents need to be spayed/neutered so that neither can reproduce again.

IrisBloom
IrisBloom

Clearly Post Part depression and the lack of sleep and assistance. The Father probably provoked the situation. Take the baby away to either sides family that is willing to care for the baby and proceed with removal of the child to a foster family until the mother gets psychiatric help and mood stabilizers until the her hormones level out and the Post party depression resolves.

WolfGrrrl
WolfGrrrl

Gotta love people willing to excuse cruelty with excuse they are young, probably with post partum depression. Sorry. Nope. She's a monster who should be jailed and sterilized. Tired of women killing or maiming their kids and getting away with it and going on to have more kids. I wouldn't trust her with a goldfish.

Donna51
Donna51

The key word here is “newborn”.... the girl is obviously young and post partial. Emotions running at the extreme. We don’t know what hubby (also a kid) did to set her off but, she really needs help not condemnation. Glad baby is going to be ok but if BOTH, mom and dad, don’t get some help...this will be another broken family story. Sending prayers for their healing.

grin-n-barrett
grin-n-barrett

This is nothing short of attempted murder by a cruel female. She should never have access to this child again. Her uterus should be ripped from her body and stomped into the dirt in front of her face.

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