A Texas woman was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly shaking her 2-month-old daughter and slamming her into a changing table.
On November 15, Child Protective Services contacted police about Clarissa Stewart’s baby, who was reportedly hospitalized with non-accidental injuries. Medical staff determined the infant suffered a subdermal hemorrhage to her brain and bruises to her torso and right eye, according to KTAB.
Stewart allegedly noticed her daughter having seizures on November 14 but waited six hours before seeking medical treatment. Stewart also showed on a doll how she shook the baby two to three times and slammed her onto a changing table, KXTS reported.
Stewart allegedly confessed to abusing the infant because she would not stop crying.
According to KXTS, Stewart initially blamed the injuries on her 18-month-old daughter. However, a warrant reportedly uncovered that Stewart had used her phone to search, “What are symptoms of shaken baby syndrome?”
KTAB reported that police also reviewed text messages in which Stewart told her husband, “I want nothing to do with [the baby] when you’re off. I can’t stand her anymore the second she cries, it throws me into a rage I didn’t know I could have” and “I honestly don’t want to pump anymore because of her I don’t want that connection anymore.”
According to KXTS, Stewart’s daughter requires a feeding tube after tests concluded that she lost her suck-and-swallow reflex. She is scheduled to undergo surgery this week to relieve brain pressure.
Meanwhile, Stewart is charged with injury to a child. Her bond was set at $100,000.
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[Featured image: Clarissa Stewart/Fort Worth Police Department]