Mother suspected of fracturing infant's leg, collarbone
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, February 25, 2013
2/25/13 at 12:23 PM
A woman accused of breaking two of her daughter’s bones was jailed on a child abuse complaint Saturday.
Jessica Lynn Newell, 18, of Tulsa told police she was changing her 3-month-old daughter’s diaper when the child “called out loudly and continued to do so.”
She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where a pediatrician found the infant had suffered a spiral fracture to her left femur and a broken collarbone, according to Newell’s arrest report.
The pediatrician “determined that the force used to cause this type of injury is excessive and represents child physical abuse,” the arresting officer wrote.
Newell reportedly told police she had “possibly pick(ed) up the child’s leg too hard” but said she did not do so in anger.
She remains at the Tulsa Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.