BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a woman Tuesday night accused of trying to kill her 2-year-old child. Her bond has been set at $125,000.
Samantha Snell, 29, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to juveniles after her son was brought to the hospital in critical condition with brain damage and several broken bones.
Reports show that detectives were called to the hospital around 12:45 p.m. Monday after the child was brought in unresponsive and having seizures. The child suffered a skull fracture, rib fracture, tibia fracture, right foot fracture and hip fractures, according to hospital staff.
Medical staff told EBRSO that the fractures were at different stages of healing and were not cause accidental. One of the child's kidneys also sustained trauma.
Snell admitted to deputies that on Monday she struck the child with a belt to discipline him for getting water out of the fridge. According to Snell, the child fell and hit his head on the tile floor. After which, he stopped eating and was also in and out of consciousness.
Snell stated that he slept for about 14 and a half hours and acted the same when he woke up. She told deputies she then took the child to the hospital.
Snell also admitted to deputies that she bit the child several times in the past as a form of discipline.
Snell was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.