Posted: Sep 19, 2012 1:29 PM by Beth Beechie - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls infant has been airlifted to a hospital in Spokane with life-threatening injuries, and the baby's mother, Jasmine Nicole Eskew, is facing charges.
Eskew, 21, will make her initial appearance in court on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly shaking the six-month-old child.
Eskew will be charged with felony aggravated assault and felony criminal endangerment.
The baby was brought into Benefis by the mother and grandmother on Tuesday afternoon.
A pediatric nurse practitioner stated that the child suffered a subdural hematoma.
Court documents said that, based on his medical opinion, the child's injuries were consistent with being shaken.
Eskew was questioned by police on Tuesday night and according to court documents she admitted and demonstrated violently shaking her child.
The child was airlifted to Spokane at around 11 p.m. for more advanced treatment, where according to court documents medical personnel stated the baby's injuries were, "critical, life-threatening, and likely disabling."
Reporter Beth Beechie will be at Eskew's initial court appearance this afternoon; we will update you as we learn more.