A 31-year-old pregnant mother is charged with throwing her infant daughter against a wall and beating her 7-year-old with a hangar.
A pregnant Humboldt Park woman is accused of throwing her 4-month-old daughter against a bedroom wall during an argument with the infant's father and beating her other daughter with a clothes hanger, Chicago police said this morning.
Rosemary Smith, 31, has been charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of endangering the life of a child, all felonies. Court records show she has prior convictions for similar offenses.
"Smith then picked up the car seat and shook it vigorously, causing bruises to the victim," police said in a statement.
Her 7-year-old daughter also suffered bruises when Smith hit her numerous times with a hanger, police said.
Police could not comment on the severity of either children's injuries this morning or their conditions.
Smith was convicted in a 2007 case in which she was charged with domestic battery and endangering the life of a child, both misdemeanors, according to the court records. She was sentenced to 18 months conditional discharge, required to enter a parenting program and pay $395 in fines.