Six-month-old boy on life support after mother slammed him into furniture leaving him with a fractured skull, police say
A Chicago mother who was accused of slamming her infant son into the furniture, leaving him unconscious, has been arrested and charged.
Trivea Jones, 23, has been charged with felony battery in connection with the incident involving her six-month-old son, according to a press release by the Aurora Police Department.
The abuse came to light after Aurora Police officers and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Jones' residence at the 2000 block of Fox Pointe Drive just before 5 pm on Friday, June 21, to assist with a call regarding an infant who was unconscious and not breathing.
On arrival, officers found the six-month-old lying on the family room floor inside the residence and immediately began CPR in an attempt to resuscitate the child.
Aurora Fire Department Medics then arrived on the scene and transported him to a nearby hospital, where staff noted that he was suffering from severe trauma, including a fractured skull.
Jones allegedly told the police and fire personnel that her son suddenly stopped breathing while she was feeding him, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
However, she is said to have later admitted to slamming the infant against a piece of furniture and leaving him on the floor for some time before asking a neighbor to call 911 for help.
Jones was taken into custody by Aurora Police investigators and has been charged with two felonies: aggravated battery to a child younger than 13 years of age and aggravated domestic battery.
Aurora police said Jones was alone at home and that "no other persons were present in the home during the incident." They also confirmed that there were no other child victims within the home.
The 23-year-old is being held at the Kane County Jail and made an appearance at the Kane County Bond Court on Monday, June 24.
Her infant son has been airlifted to a Chicago trauma center where he is currently on life support. Aurora detectives are reportedly monitoring his condition and, if it should deteriorate, the Kane County State Attorney's Office may seek additional charges, police announced.
With several social media users calling for her head, the police stressed that Jones is innocent until proven guilty.
"Charges are not proof of guilt," they wrote. "The defendant(s) listed herein is/are presumed innocent and entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt."