A Georgia daycare worker is arrested and charged with allegedly choke-slamming a 16-month baby because the child wouldn’t fall asleep.
Jonee Hamilton, 20, was charged with aggravated assault and 1st degree child cruelty by Atlanta prosecutors. Authorities claim that the incident occurred at the Oxford Babies center in Smyrna.
Police say that Jonee slammed the baby on the ground so violently, that the inside of the baby girl’s lip wide split open.
“She takes the head of the child and slams it into the ground and she picks the kid up and slams her on the ground and causes a laceration on the lip and it bleeds everywhere,” said Smyrna Police Officer Heather Knight.
According to authorities, Jones grabbed the baby and forced her onto the mat after getting frustrated that the baby wouldn’t fall asleep.
The 16-month-year old was rushed to the hospital, and luckily she was not seriously injured.
“She went to a doctor. They don’t see a concussion. But something like this could’ve easily caused concussions, broken bones,” Officer Knight told to WSBTV.
Police are also looking into a possible second attack that happened on the same day.
“We have to review pretty much their whole case, videos, to see if there’s anything going on,” Knight said.
Hamilton was hired in September and passed a background check, according to police. The owners confirmed to Jose that she has been fired.
Hamilton is in the Cobb County Jail with no bond and faces felony charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children.