Clyde toddler skull fractures; mother charged

A Clyde mother faces felony charges after doctors discovered her 15-month-old son suffered a skull fracture and a lacerated liver.
Jessica Cuffman
Feb 21, 2013

Taemar McDonald, 22, remains in the Sandusky County jail on $250,000 bond.

Police arrested her Feb. 7, after she took her son, Xion, to the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital, according to a police report. Medical staff told Clyde police Chief Bruce Gower the boy had several skull fractures and bruising on his arms and his back.

McDonald told police she hit Xion a few days before seeking treatment, but she denied shaking him, the report said.

As medical staff prepared to take Xion to a Toledo hospital for treatment, McDonald told Gower she had "anger management problems," the report said. 

"It is like I'm losing my mind," she told police, adding that she wanted her children away from her so she wouldn't harm them, the report said.

Her other son, 7 months old, was with his father in Fremont at the time.

McDonald told police she "mushed" her son, demonstrating a tap to the head with her palm.

Toledo doctors kept Xion at the hospital for about a week after they discovered at least one skull fracture, bruises and the lacerated liver, Clyde police Detective Brian Weaver said. 

Sandusky County prosecutors authorized a felonious assault charge against McDonald the day she was arrested. Her case was bound over to a grand jury.

Jon Ickes is her court-appointed attorney.

While McDonald has no felony record as an adult, her juvenile records are substantial, authorities said. She previously lived in Green Springs, Fremont and Toledo.

According to Toledo Municipal Court records, she was convicted twice on misdemeanor crimes. In November 2010, she was part of a large crowd fighting outside a Toledo club when she threw a chair through a window and allegedly threatened police. She was convicted of rioting and criminal damaging.

A month later she fought with her brother outside a Toledo home. She was later convicted of disorderly conduct, although criminal damaging charges were dismissed. She had finished her probation in October 2012.

 

Comments

Perkins2060

Classy

Trustafarian

She's pro-life.

Perkins2060

Court appointed attorney paid for by the taxpayers. What else are we paying for her? Does she have medical insurance?

donutshopguy

What is going on in this country? There is no more respect for human life. How do you beat your own child until you fracture his skull ? It's beyond me.

Pete

A 15 month old and a 7 month old?

Seems she didn't want to give that thing a rest!

margaritaville88

I was thinking the same thing Pete !! I guess when you don't have to pay for anything, you are free to do as you pleez...

Pete

Where are the lefties on here? They lost another Obie supporter to prison!

Trustafarian

No worries, she bred two replacements. Her work is done.

8ballinthesidepocket

We will be lucky if it is just two! Normally they spit out four by age 20!

margaritaville88

Good one, 8ball !!

heaven-leigh

You have to pay to get your hair and nails did.

nosey rosey

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feedthetrolls

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nosey rosey

Really? Wow. We can spay or neuter dogs so the difference is lost on me.

Just Sayin IMHO

LOL.... Well now... seein as how this is the only post left on this thread, I can just imagine what the rest of it was like.... I cant help but see the situation as violence teaching violence.

BlueAngel

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ladydye_5

BUT, if you give them to someone to take care of you lose your welfare check.

Brick Hamland

Judge needs to order her to quit making babies, get her a chastity belt so no more kids are hurt. feel bad for the kids, mom going to be in prison/ jail for most of their lives, whether it is this or something else. Hope they have a good support system around them so they don't grow up to be just like mom...

he said she said

Babies having babies. You don't have to hurt your children to have them taken away. You call the proper authorities and do it that way.

Kottage Kat

He said
Like the little boy who starved to death

starryeyes83

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he said she said

Kottage
I agree. The parents didn't look like they missed any meals and neither did the grandmother. Didn't the reports say the kids were all special needs? IMO the kids were a paycheck and who cared what actually happened to them.

To the parents that have special needs: as long as you are taking care and doing everything you can do, I Thank You!

nobodycares

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44846GWP

Ignorant reply.

starryeyes83

She's no way a mother and birther is not a bad word. Truth.

Speakezy

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BlueAngel

I bet your comment will be removed..I said almost the exact same thing..and they removed it...

BlueAngel

@Speakezy....Told you your comment would get deleted...

Tsu Dho Nimh

As disgusting as it is, I am just thankful that she did take the baby in for treatment and did admit to something. Could be like the mother in Sandusky that didn't step in and allowed the boyfriend to beat her son to death.

devilsadvocate

she will probably go to anger management classes and eventually get her kids back since they are best off with the mother --

Tsu Dho Nimh

You are probably right but let's pray it doesn't happen!

There you go again

It's ok. Obama will take care of all the medical bills. No worries.

Trustafarian

Wrong. You will!

BEHAPPY

So sad! How could anyone hurt a child? I would hope she never sees her children again and has NO MORE!

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2cents

No comment, it would probably get yanked anyway!!!!!!!

mikeylikesit

amen!

concernedtruth

Another one of the areas upstanding young citizens. Who is breeding these scumbags? I am tired of seeing these young people who are violent against young children. Take them in a room of their peers or some one 20 years older and let them get the crap beat out of them daily and see how they like it. I don't have patience or grace for those who commit crimes against children. This should be a hate crime and let them go to prison for 30 years in general pop.

wiredmama222

Here we go again, still another one who appears to not be able to deal with the "stress" of children. Then why have them in the first place? Reminds me of the one in Cleveland recently that apparently killed her son but then reported him "missing". She couldn't deal with him either.

starryeyes83

it's much harder to handle stress when these people are under the influence of whatever they're taking or drinking.

IMHO.

;] ;]

SamAdams

I think there's a case to be made that some people simply should not be allowed to breed... Personally, I'm for jail time AND mandatory sterilization in cases like this one. The woman is a clear and present danger to children, even if "only" her own.

devilsadvocate, I wish like crazy that you were wrong. Unfortunately, numerous past cases prove otherwise.

doglegright

why didn't we just pick our own cotton?

Mrjsiah1

Because you are lazy

Warhol_89

Hitting a 7 month old or even a toddler for that matter is just wrong. Poor babies hardly even know anything about the world yet and the parents introduce them to cruelty at such an innocent time in their lives... plain sickening. Parents need to remember back to when they were kids and how they felt about being disciplined, and what worked for them and what didn't. It sickens me how parents hit their kids, swear at them, put soap/hot sauce in their mouth without a thought in the world about how their child feels about it. Discipline is often needed no doubt, but parents need to know when they are going too far. And I know because I was raised without that kind of strict discipline and I'm now a 23 year old without a criminal record or even an intention to start one. I hope the baby is okay and the mother becomes a better parent in the future for what resulted, and I'm glad she at least had the heart to take him to the hospital.

arnmcrmn

Its a real simple solution. No more funding after one child. You have another, its on the person to figure out how to make things work. Time for some real tough love in this country.