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Mar 19, 2014 5:50 PM by AP (PHOTO COURTESY: TPSO)

Mother arrested after infant suffers head trauma

GIBSON, La. (AP) - A Houma mother has been jailed after authorities say she admitted to violently shaking her newborn son, causing severe head trauma.

WVUE-TV reports 19-year-old Tina Simpson, of Houma, was booked on one count of attempted second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if she has an attorney.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says Simpson shook and threw the 1-month-old infant multiple times in the air Tuesday. Deputies responded to a home in Gibson after someone reported the child was having a seizure.

Deputies say the infant was breathing, but not responsive. He was taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center where doctors determined he suffered from massive head trauma, including multiple skull fractures and extensive internal brain bleeding. The infant is currently in critical condition at a New Orleans hospital.

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