Aurora woman charged after 6-month-old son found unconscious with broken skull

( Chicago Tribune )

An infant boy was on life support after his mother allegedly slammed him against furniture Friday afternoon inside a house in west suburban Aurora, authorities said.

The woman, 23-year-old Trivea Jones of the 2000 block of Fox Pointe Drive, faces felony charges of aggravated battery to a child under 13 and aggravated domestic battery, according to a news release from Aurora police.

Just before 5 p.m. Friday, officers arrived at a house in the 2000 block of Fox Pointe Drive in response to a call about an unconscious infant who wasn’t breathing. They found a 6-month-old boy on the living room floor and performed CPR until fire department medics came and took the infant to a hospital, police said.

Jones was in the home and allegedly told officers and medics that her son suddenly stopped breathing while she fed him. But hospital staff found he had severe traumatic injuries, including a fractured skull, and airlifted him to a Chicago hospital, police said.

The 6-month-old remained on life support as of Sunday evening, police said.

Jones allegedly later said she threw her son against a piece of furniture and left him unconscious on the floor until asking a neighbor to call 911, according to police.

She was arrested and, as of Sunday, remains held in Kane County Jail. Her next court date was scheduled for Monday morning.

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