Springfield mother indicted in connection with baby’s beating

The case involving a 23-year-old Springfield mother who allegedly told police she hurt her baby because she didn’t want him has moved to a Clark County Common Pleas court.

A Clark County grand jury approved charges Monday against Darrien N. Carter, 23, of 739 Sherman Ave., of felonious assault and child endangering.

Springfield police arrested Carter on Aug. 17 after her 4-month-old son suffered a skull fracture, three brain bleeds, two broken ribs and a broken leg. The baby has had at least two procedures to relieve pressure and drain the blood from his brain at Dayton Children’s Hospital, according to court records.

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Carter told police that each time she threw the boy, “she heard a noise equivalent of a thump to the back of the seat, which was (the baby’s) head hitting the back of the seat,” the report says, and she allegedly didn’t seek medical treatment for him for several hours.

The baby has since been released from the hospital, police said.

Carter is booked in the Clark County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned in a Clark County Common Pleas court on Friday.

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