A mother in a suburb outside of Chicago had her child airlifted to a hospital after calling police to say he randomly wasn't breathing — before finally admitting to being behind a violent attack on the infant, police say.
Trivea Jones, 23, of Aurora, Illinois requested emergency assistance on June 21, claiming her infant son had suddenly stopped breathing during a feeding. Police officers and fire officials responded to Jones' call at around 5 p.m., where they found the child lying on the family room floor and not breathing, according to The Chicago Sun Times. They immediately attempted to resuscitate the small child with CPR.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, where doctors found the child to be suffering from a severe trauma and a fractured skull. He was then airlifted to a Chicago trauma center, where he remains on life support. It is unclear if he will recover from his injuries.
Jones eventually admitted to slamming him against a piece of furniture, thus knocking him unconscious, before asking a neighbor to call for help, according to a statement from the Aurora Police Department.
Jones' motivation in the attack is unknown. She was alone at the home at the time, according to ABC 7 Chicago.
Jones was taken to the Kane County Jail and is awaiting a court date, police say. She may face more charges should the child's condition deteriorate.
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