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Laramie woman arrested on suspicion of child abuse involving home daycare

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LARAMIE, Wyoming — A woman running an at-home daycare center in West Laramie has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after she told police an 8-month-old boy would not stop crying and would not eat and she dropped him in a bassinet.

Mishawnna Jennings appeared in Circuit Court on Thursday after the infant suffered a skull fracture.

The infant was flown Wednesday to Denver Children's Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, where he was being treated for swelling and bleeding around his brain, the Laramie Boomerang reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/lusley7).

According to court documents, the boy was dropped off at daycare and the woman later called the boy's parents to say he could not hold his head up.

According to the court documents, the woman initially told police she couldn't explain the boy's condition. She later told police she became frustrated with the boy because he wouldn't stop crying and when she tried to feed the boy, he spit his food out.

She told police she took the boy to the basement of the daycare and dropped him in a bassinet.

Jennings said she may have dropped him too hard and he may have struck his head on the support rails of the bassinet, which are made out of metal.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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