• Kentucky mom jailed after infant fractured skull from falling off bed, police say

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    PADUCAH, Ky. - A Kentucky woman was arrested on a charge of criminal child abuse Thursday after police said her infant daughter had a fractured skull from falling off her bed numerous times, WKYT reported.

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    The Paducah Police Department said the 7-month-old child was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Police said her mother, Victoria P. Martin, 34, claimed the infant rolled off a bed and onto a hardwood floor 10 times beginning in June before she bought a crib, the West Kentucky Star reported.

    Police interviewed Martin twice before arresting her on a charge of second degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or younger, WKYT reported.

    Martin was booked in the McCracken County Regional Jail and is being held on a $1,500 bond, the television station reported.

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