Mother Allegedly Threw Newborn at Child’s Father, Broke Baby’s Skull

Heidy Rios, 24, of Terrytown, was arrested Friday (Nov. 24) and booked with cruelty to a juvenile, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

A Louisiana mother is in custody after she allegedly threw her newborn son at the child’s father, causing the baby to break his skull.

Heidy Rios, 24, of Terrytown, was arrested Friday and charged with cruelty to a juvenile, the Daily Mail reports.

Police say she hurled the 26-day-old at the father’s feet after a fight on Thanksgiving Day.

Rios’ boyfriend took his infant son to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where doctors found that the baby suffered a fracture to his right temporal bone in his skull. They also notified the authorities.

The boy’s father told detectives that he and his girlfriend got into a heated argument on Thanksgiving Day when she tossed the newborn at his feet, yelling at him, “Take your f****** son!”

The 24-year-old mother denied holding the baby at the time of the argument and claimed she did not know the extent of her son’s injuries, the Times-Picayune reports.

After a “neutral” witness came forward claiming that Rios actually held the newborn at the time of the dispute, Rios said she “may have dropped” the infant while the fight took place.

Rios is being held without bond in the Jefferson Parish Jail as of Tuesday. The sheriff’s office said that the newborn’s injuries are not life-threatening.

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