A 25-year-old Saugus, Massachusetts woman was ordered held without bail after she allegedly beat her 3-week-old baby and shook him to the point where his brain was "essentially liquified."
The Salem News reports Jessica Donachie is accused of striking her young son, giving him a skull fracture, breaking his ribs, slamming him down and shoving a baby bottle into his mouth so roughly that the flesh between is upper lip and gums tore.
The boy’s injuries were discovered soon after his mother reportedly texted a friend that she hated motherhood, according to prosecutors. Officials say the boy was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital on Oct. 24 and has been hospitalized ever since.
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She pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury during her arraignment last week and is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 31.