Mother, 26, charged in death of 1-month-old - FOX 13 News

Mother, 26, charged in death of 1-month-old

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The father of a 6-week old girl does not defend his wife who is accused of slamming their daughter to the ground, killing her.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrested April Weber Monday and charged her with child abuse and the first-degree murder of Aubrey Weber.

Weber frantically called her husband while he was working Sunday afternoon and said she dropped Aubrey while bouncing the infant on her knee.

Harry Weber immediately rushed home.

"I really couldn't make out what exactly happened. All I knew was she said something about bouncing and floor, and when she showed me the back of her head, I called 911, " Weber said.

The infant was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital where doctors identified skull fractures on the left and right side of her head, and bleeding within the skull.

Doctors told Harry Weber the child's injuries were not consistent with what his wife had initially said.

Hernando County investigators questioned April Weber shortly after.

"She later admitted that she took the infant by the feet, she lifted the infant up over her head and threw the infant down in the bed," Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Denise Moloney said.

Weber told investigators Aubrey bounced off the bed and onto the floor before she picked her up again and slammed her to the ground.

"The second time, the infant hit the dresser," Moloney said.

Harry Weber described his emotions as shock, anger, disbelief and confusion.

Weber explained his daughter was born with a clubbed foot and has been in treatment to fix the problem.

He said April was having a tough time taking care of their daughter, often getting frustrated with her crying after painful medical treatment.

Weber says all he wants now is justice.

"I just want the justice system to do its job. Whether she actually takes it to trial, I just want the justice system to do its job for me, for Aubrey, for my family."

April Weber remains in jail.

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