Teen Mom Choked Her Hospitalized Infant Until He Had Seizures
There are some cases that make you wonder how some people are able to be parents. Violent Hinrichs is a primary example of that, with a horrifying story out of Florida:
A teen mom in Florida was arrested last week for chocking her 7-month-old baby to the point of seizures.
Staff at St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa alerted police after they noticed bruising on the neck of an infant named Danny, being monitored for seizures and sleep apnea.
Police reviewed surveillance footage taken in the hospital and noticed several instances where Danny’s 19-year-old mother Violet Hinrichs squeezed him so hard he passed out.
The Port Richey woman was arrested April 29 and charged with four counts of child abuse and is currently being held on $80,000 bond.
Child Protective Services had been called to the home before, and her sister believes that Hinrichs suffers from Munchausen by Proxy. That only begs the question, though, of why the abuse was able to get this bad before this sweet little boy was taken away from his abusive mother.