Two-year-old boy in critical condition, mother charged with attempted murder
BATON ROUGE - A woman in Baton Rouge is facing attempted murder charges accused of trying to kill her two-year-old son.
The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He has neurological impairment and many broken bones.
Samantha Snell, 29, of 8562 Rush Avenue is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles.
The hospital staff called detectives when the child was brought in unresponsive and having seizures. The staff said his fractures were at different healing stages and was non-accidental.
Snell admitted to hitting the child Monday with a belt as a form of discipline. She claims the boy fell to the floor and hit his head on the tile floor. She said he stopped eating and was in and out of consciousness for the next two days so she took him to the hospital for treatment. Snell also admitted to biting the child on several occasions as a form of discipline.