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Citrus County mother charged in death of her baby

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INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) -

Along Robin Hood Road in rural Inverness, Citrus County deputies say a horrible crime happened 2 Sundays ago at this gray house. They say 20-year-old Brittany Arnett killer her son, 6 month old, Hadley.

More than a week after the crime, detectives say she admitted becoming frustrated she'd been left alone with Hadley. So investigators say she put him in an infant swing, slammed his head against the restraining tray, and yanked him so hard his ribs broke and spine separated.

Citrus detectives say Brittany Arnett didn't say anything to her boyfriend, or take the child to a doctor, fearing she would get into trouble.

But when Hadley stopped breathing the morning after the beating, they rushed him to citrus memorial, where doctors could not revive him.

On Brittany's facebook page, there is this quote:"This little boy is my world. He is the reason I wake up every morning. And now that god took him to be with him, my heart is broken and empty. I will never be the same. My life will never be the same."

If convicted of first degree murder, those words will come true.

 

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