Trinity Pittman Palmetto, Georgia woman admits beating her baby son after soiling his diaper. Initially told hospital Conner Perry fell off trampoline.
Trinity Pittman of Palmetto, faces felony murder and child cruelty charges in the death of her 20-month-old son, Conner Perry.
Pittman, 23, took her son to the emergency room Friday night, telling medical staff at Piedmont Newnan Hospital he had been injured after falling off a trampoline. The staff became suspicious and reported that the injuries were not consistent with a fall; his abdomen was full of blood and his lungs were filling up with fluids, 11 Alive reported.
Conner was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he was pronounced dead.
Police reportedly said they interviewed Pittman and her boyfriend, Jeremy Davis, 24, with their accounts of what’d happened not matching.
Pittman conceded lying about Perry falling off a trampoline and confessed that she was angry at her son because he had soiled his diaper.
She reportedly admitted to police that she had hit her son ‘over the head’ several times after he did not obey her demands and at one point. Pittman said Perry fell on the floor and hit his head after she hitting him.
Pittman went to work hours after the episode and left her son and her 4-year-old daughter in her boyfriend’s care, saying she also told him Perry had fallen off the trampoline earlier.
Davis later called Pittman and told her that Perry was having trouble breathing and was throwing up, adding that Pittman then came home and took Perry to an emergency hospital room where the boy died soon after.
‘Trinity Pittman exhibited general disregard for the welfare of her own child Conner Perry and acted out of personal spite towards the child leading to physical injury,’ the warrant states according to an arrest warrant cited by 11 Alive.
Pittman has been jailed without bail. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.
Pittman’s daughter was placed with relatives. It remained unclear if the children had been subjected to ongoing child abuse at the home.