Toddler ‘brain dead’ after mom hit his head on the side of a crib smothered his mouth because he ‘wouldn’t go to sleep’ – The Sun

A MOM bashed her 16-month-old son's head off the side of his crib until he was brain-dead to try and stop him crying, police claim.

Chelsea Olinger, 27, was arrested Thursday, three days after bringing her unresponsive son to a hospital in Mankato, Minnesota, claiming he’d fallen down the stairs.

Medics reported that the baby was not breathing and did not have a pulse when he came in.

The Mankato Free Press reported he was admitted with bleeding on the brain, seven fractured ribs, two broken vertebrae and a lacerated liver.

Olinger then changed her story to claim she "may" have hit her son’s head on the side of his crib, then smothered him by holding her hand over his mouth to stop him crying.

He was then moved to a hospital in Rochester for specialist treatment, where he was kept on life support through Friday as his family prepared to say their goodbyes.

Olinger has so far been charged with felony assault, but could face upgraded allegations if the toddler dies.

Crime scene technicians were seen working at the apartment complex where Olinger lives in a bid to uncover further evidence about what happened to her son.

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