In what may be the year’s most bizarre and horrific criminal case, Chytoria Graham has been sentenced to 10 years after she was convicted of using her four-week-old baby as a weapon by holding it by the feet and swinging it at her boyfriend.
The incident occurred Oct. 8, 2006, after Graham came home following a night of drinking. According to prosecutors, she grabbed her son, Jarron, by his feet and swung him, hitting the boyfriend. The baby’s head was fractured, but Jarron recovered.
If anything, the sentence appears a bit light since it involved not just assault but an act that could have easily resulted in Jarron’s death. The role of alcohol may have been a mitigating circumstance.
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