SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — A woman was found guilty of felony child abuse after she threw a five-month-old baby onto a couch in 2016, the Solano County District Attorney said.

The jury found Chole James guilty of personally inflicting great bodily injury to a child under the age of five and felony child abuse.

Officials said James was babysitting an infant on June 13, 2016, when she threw the baby boy onto a couch. The baby then bounced off the couch and hit its head on a brick hearth adjacent to the couch.

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The baby sustained three skull fractures and had to undergo extensive surgery to fix the damage. Luckily, the DA says the child has since healed from his injuries.

James faces a maximum sentence of 18 years in prison. She was also found to have a prior conviction for residential burglary.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2019.


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