Jones said the teen watched the child and dropped him off with Jones’ cousin. The cousin noticed he was fussy and thought he might be suffering from colic.
The next day, the child was still acting like he was in pain and screamed enough that Jones took him to the hospital, the mother said.
Staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta — Scottish Rite called police and state child welfare workers after seeing the injuries.
According to the report, the infant had hemorrhaging in his eyes, bruises and scratches on his neck and bruises on his chest in addition to the rib fractures and brain bleeding.
Jones, who has been released on $10,000 bond, maintained her innocence Wednesday.
“I did not cause any harm to my child,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I was at work.”
The child’s father didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The baby was taken into state custody, according to police.
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