LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after authorities said she swung her 6-month-old girl against a wall and fractured her skull.
Las Cruces police said Thursday that 24-year-old Leslee Ann Soliz was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of child abuse, a third-degree felony.
According to police, Soliz took her 6-month-old daughter Iris to the hospital Friday for a bad reaction to new medications. Police say the next day the baby was rushed to the hospital and showed signs of head trauma.
Authorities say an MRI at an El Paso hospital revealed she was suffering from a parietal skull fracture.
Soliz told detectives she was frustrated with the baby's crying.
Soliz is being held on $50,000 bond. It was not known if she had an attorney.