Police said a 3-year-old OH girl is "hanging on by a thread" after her babysitter allegedly shook her so violently that her family says she is essentially brain dead. WLWT says court records show Partin told investigators she shook Hannah.
Lindsay Partin, 35, of Hanover Township, is held at the Butler County Jail on charges of felonious assault and endangering children.
Butler County Police said detectives arrived at Partin's home on March 8 and found the toddler unresponsive with labored breathing.
Hannah's father, Jason Wesche, told WXIX-TV that doctors concluded the toddler was brain dead.
According to court documents, Partin later admitted to shaking Hannah.More news: Stock's Stunning Activities: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)
Deputies were called after Wesche left the girl with Partin Thursday morning. Jones said she admitted to "striking" the girl.
Hannah Wesche, 3, was flown by helicopter to Cincinnati Children's Hospital and is in the intensive care unit, WLWT Channel 5 reports.
To her loved ones, Hannah Wesche has always been something special.
Wesche told the Cincinnati Enquirer the child was acting normal, like it was any other day. Cases like this rip your heart out. Bayne said that after Hannah is gone, they plan to keep her memory alive by donating the funds that are leftover towards preventing and stopping child abuse.
After further investigation, detectives and hospital personnel noted additional bruising on her body.More news: Vikings QB Keenum to sign with Broncos
Lindsay Partin in a photo from the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
"I mean, it's unimaginable".
Told the father Monday morning, "We just want to stress that this situation is devastating". I can't begin to explain the feeling of losing a child at the hands of this ... of just a violent act.
Hannah's family said that bruises would pop up from time to time, but there was always an explanation.
"Get background checks, talk to neighbors, friends and family members before letting anyone watch your children, know who you are leaving your babies with", he said. After posting her $30,000 bond, Partin was released from jail to await trial.More news: National Weather Service Increases Snow Forecast For Framingham
According to the Hamilton Journal-News, Partin's next court appearance is Thursday.