Sarah Lynn Morrill: Mom arrested for near-fatal abuse of 3-yr-old son for not BEHAVING
Sarah acknowledged being ‘tough’ with her son when disciplining him, including confining him to the restroom and withholding meals as punishment
WASHINGTON: Sarah Lynn Morrill, 40, was arrested and charged for abusing her 3-year-old child to the point of death. Sarah appeared for her preliminary hearing on February 23, 2022, in Thurston County Superior Court. During the hearing, the court commissioner Nate Kortokrax found almost five crimes via her hearing and posed lieu of a $200,000 bond for the child abuse.
Following an investigation on February 2, 2022, Olympia police arrested Morrill and her partner Anthony Nicholas Chernysheff on Tuesday, February 22. Olympia police responded to a complaint of an unresponsive kid in the 800 block of Southeast Seventh Avenue on February 2. When they arrived, they discovered a tiny child who was naked on the ground. The Olympia team told the press that Sarah Lynn Morrill and Chernysheff along with two other children were all dressed up. After seeing the boy on the ground was still breathing, the team rushed to Seattle Children's Hospital. When asked about the reason for the child lying naked on the ground, Sarah said that her son fell in the bathroom while the family was getting ready. When she said this, her partner Anthony also agreed. But the truth came out once doctors analyzed the boy’s condition.
What was the boy’s condition?
When the doctors examined, the boy was seen to have several scrapes and bruises on his body. Additionally, he was also looking pale and underweight. The doctors informed that the boy weighed 24 pounds on February 2 while he used to weigh 35 pounds in November. This clearly indicated that the boy was malnourished and wasn’t properly taken care of. Striking reports came in as the doctors revealed the boy had blunt force damage and his head appears to have been tossed at least twice. He also had a brain bleed and a stroke, and they informed the investigators that the boy was on the verge of dying. Initially, Sarah kept denying the terrible abuse but with further investigations she finally accepted.
How did the truth come out?
Sarah acknowledged being ‘tough’ with her son when disciplining him, including confining him to the restroom and withholding meals as punishment. After hearing that the child could die, Anthony opened up the truth about what happened on February 2. He said that Sarah shoved the child into a playpen for not quickly getting dressed that morning. Anthony added that Sarah tried to revive the kid with cold water but it didn’t work. And it is then he called 911 despite Sarah’s plea to not call. Anthony added that he was aware of the abuse but didn’t intervene. After the truth came out, Court Commissioner Nate Kortokrax filed a case against Sarah for unlawful imprisonment domestic violence, first-degree assault of a child, third-degree assault of a child, first-degree criminal mistreatment domestic abuse, and tampering with a witness. Also, Anthony is charged with criminal abuse and is being jailed on a $50,000 bond. The Olympian did not provide any information about the boy's current condition or Morrill's other children.