Woman sentenced to five years for assaulting 9-month-old
October 25, 2013
Martha Mae Mitchell of Rocky Boy will spend five years in federal prison for injuring a 9-month-old baby including fracturing all of the baby’s limbs.
In federal District Court in Great Falls Tuesday, Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced Mitchell, 57, to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Mitchell previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
According to a release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana, Mitchell became frustrated Jan. 23 because the baby would not stop crying. She twisted the baby’s arms and legs, which later were found to have been fractured. The baby was hospitalized for a week.
Mitchell told officers she was “shocked and disgusted” with herself, the release said.