Woman Gets 120 Days In Jail For Smothering Baby

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A Litchfield woman was sentenced to 120 days in jail Wednesday after being accused of trying to smother her infant son by pinching his nose shut.

Twenty-four-year-old Katie Elaine Lewis will also be on probation for three years. The judge said she is not allowed to have any contact with her son for those three years, as well.

According to the charges, Lewis brought her 5-month-old to a hospital in May, telling hospital staff he would stop breathing, turn blue and pass out. Doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him.

The criminal complaint says hospital surveillance video later showed her pinching the boy’s nose and covering his mouth, causing him to kick frantically before going limp.

The baby is currently in the care of his biological father.

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