PADUCAH, Ky. (LEX 18)– A woman has been arrested almost a week after her daughter was flown to the hospital with a fractured skull.
34-year-old Victoria P. Martin was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree criminal abuse (child 12 or younger).
Police say hospital officials called Paducah police Aug. 24 when a 7-month-old was flown from Baptist Health Paducah to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, with a fractured skull and brain bleed. The child’s mother claimed the infant rolled off the bed onto the hardwood floor four days previously.
The mother, Victoria Martin, told police that, beginning in June 2018, the infant began falling off the bed onto the floor. She said this happened approximately 10 times – the last time being last Monday – before she purchased a crib for the baby on Tuesday.
Martin is lodged at the McCracken County Regional Jail.
The investigation is continuing and other charges are possible.