Woman accused of fracturing a newborn's skull, faces child abuse charge: police

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Source: Rowan County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 9 2021, Published 10:23 a.m. ET

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A North Carolina woman faces charges after she allegedly fractured a newborn’s skull.

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Erika Hubbard, 23, was arrested in Rowan County, North Carolina, last week on a charge of felony child abuse, according to WBTV.

The incident happened in June in Rowan County, North Carolina, according to the report.

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A pediatrician noticed the injuries on the child, according to WBTV. The doctor reported the incident to child social workers and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. X-rays revealed the extent of her injuries, including a fractured skull, femur, tibia and three ribs.

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The injuries were caused by “non-accidental” trauma, according to authorities. The child was less than two months old, according to the Salisbury Post.

Investigators did not release the relationship between Hubbard and the child.

Hubbard appeared before a judge and her bail was set at $20,000.

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