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Infant Clings To Life After Mom Slams Her Onto Edgewater Apartment Floor

An Edgewater woman has been arrested after being accused of slamming her infant onto the floor of their apartment causing such serious injuries that the baby is currently on life support and clinging to life.

The mother, 31-year-old Nina Singleton, was arrested by police on Nov. 27 for brutally attacking her two-month-old infant daughter. Authorities say that Singleton grabbed the infant by the legs, raised the baby above her head while standing, and violently threw her to the floor of their Edgewater apartment located on the 1000 block of W Bryn Mawr.

The father found the unresponsive infant when visiting Singleton’s home which led to her arrest that day. According to prosecutors in the case, Singleton said she injured the infant because she reminded her of the father.

The infant sustained massive injuries to her head including multiple facial and skull fractures, brain hemorrhages, and large area ischemia due to a lack of blood to the brain. In addition, doctors found broken bones in her leg and shoulder which may have been sustained from separate incidents. The baby is currently on life support at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Singleton is being held without bail and charged with Class X felony aggravated battery of a child causing permanent disability and misdemeanor child endangerment. The State plans to file murder charges if the infant girl dies.


Hat Tip: CWBChicago.com



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