28-year-old Chytoria Graham and her boyfriend, DeAngelo Troop came back home early in the morning on the 8th of October, 2006 from a night out drinking.
As sometimes happens when people drink, Chytoria, whose name sounds vaguely like a venereal disease, and her boyfriend started to fight about something.
While many people do fight when they’re inebriated, very few of them grab their 4-week-old baby by the feet and swing it like a baseball bat at their boyfriend, like Chytoria did with her son Jarron.
The baby’s head connected with DeAngelo and the violent collision resulted in fractures in the baby’s skull.
The baby was taken to the emergency room, recovered and is staying with Graham’s family.
Chytoria Graham was taken to the police station and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and child endangerment.
In March, 2007, she pled guilty to the charges of aggravated assault and child endangerment, but withdrew that plea in June of 2007, hoping a jury would see things her way and release her.
Unfortunately for Chytoria, that legal strategy kind of backfired on her on the 11th of October, 2007, when a jury found her guilty on all four counts and the judge let her know that she was going to get at least five years in prison for what she did.
Her response was to drop to the ground in the fetal position and cry out:
Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God. No, no, no.
Chytoria Graham will be given her sentence on the 12th of December, 2007.