Largo Woman Accused of Shaking 3-Month-Old Infant
Pinellas deputies say she admitted that she intentionally picked up the 3 month old and shook him out of frustration caused by the baby’s crying. The baby is still in the hospital with serious injuries.
LARGO – A Largo woman has been arrested in connection with injuries to a 3-month-old boy caused when he was shaken, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Evelyn Lopez-Fleites, 24, of Largo, was charged with one count of Aggravated Child Abuse.
Deputies said they were called to All Children’s Hospital on Sunday (Oct. 18) about a 3-month-old boy who had unexplained injuries. Lopez-Fleites had brought the infant to the hospital after he began to have seizures. The baby also had several brain bleeds and multiple retinal hemorrhages that were consistent with abusive trauma.
When detectives initially interviewed Lopez-Fleites, they said they noted inconsistencies in her explanation of the injuries.
Lopez-Fleites was interviewed Wednesday (Oct. 21) by detectives at the Sheriff’s Administrative Building in Largo. Detectives said Lopez-Fleites admitted to them that she intentionally picked up the 3 month old and shook him in a back and forth motion out of frustration caused by the baby’s crying.
The baby remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
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