Erin Johnson a Youngstown, Ohio mother is booked on child endangerment charges after throwing her newborn baby twice during an argument.
A Youngstown, Ohio mother has been arrested after repeatedly throwing her baby during an argument with her sister over Amazon shopping purchases.
Erin Johnson, 32, was holding her baby on Saturday as she was fighting with her sister and allegedly threw the child on the couch in her rage.
Youngstown Police were called to the scene following reports of a fight around 9am –WKBN reported.
Upon arriving at the Youngstown home, officers said they found a woman holding her grandchild.
Cops say an argument transpired between the grandmother’s two adult children and that Johnson became frustrated and lifted the baby above her head and thrown the the baby onto the couch.
According to relatives, Johnson is alleged to have thrown the child a second time.
During questioning, an emotional Johnson told officers that she’s ‘blamed for everything.’
The mother also told police that she suffers from postpartum depression and needs to ‘see someone’.
The MayoClinic defines postpartum depression as the onset of depression, including mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping following the birth of a newborn baby. A more severe strain, postpartum psychosis can see mothers exhibiting life-threatening thoughts or behaviors and requiring immediate treatment.
According to her social media profile, Johnson is a mother-of-two and gave birth to her second child, a baby girl, on Thanksgiving.
Johnson has been charged with child endangering and the infant was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Come Monday, a warrant for Johnson’s arrest was placed after the mother failed to show up for a scheduled court appearance.