PULASKI COUNTY (WSLS 10) - An 8-month-old had "severe and life threatening injuries" consistent with shaken baby syndrome when taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital in June.
The Pulaski Police Department said it was contacted by the hospital about the baby. An investigation showed the injuries were sustained over a period of time and included two arm fractures, one leg fracture, a skull fracture, multiple brain bleeds, and retinal hemorrhages.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shaken baby syndrome is defined as a form of abusive head trauma (AHT) and inflicted traumatic brain injury (ITBI), a preventable and severe form of physical child abuse resulting from violently shaking an infant by the shoulders, arms, or legs, and or from impact.
The mother of the child, 20-year-old Tuesday Danielle Manning of Pulaski was indicted on July 13 and arrested the next day for aggravated malicious wounding and three counts of malicious wounding.
She was held at the New River Valley Regional Jail with no bond. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective W. A. Ratcliff at (540) 994-8608.