The charges against Tiffany Axelson were dropped in September 2008 after a judge concluded that the baby was injured, but couldn’t say for sure by whom. Given insufficient evidence against a single perpetrator, the charges against Axelson were dismissed.Â The case was left open so that charges can be refiled in the future, but for now, Tiffany Axelson has not been convicted of any crime in relation to this case.Â Suspicion has fallen on Axelson and on the child’s mother, whose name has not been released.
Salina, KS – That’s what the mood on her Myspace profile says.Â And it’s probably true, or else she wouldn’t have shaken a baby.Â Â Tiffany Axelson, 24, was arrested on Monday after an investigation into injuries suffered by an eight-month-old baby boy in her care.
On April 28 at about 4:00 p.m., Axelson called 911 to report that a baby boy was breathing, but unresponsive, at her home day care.Â The infant was one of Tiffany’s day care kids, not her own child.Â The baby was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was having seizures.Â The baby was then flown out to a larger hospital in Wichita, where his condition eventually was stabilized.Â He has now been released and is back at home.
However, during the medical assessments of the baby’s injuries, it was determined that the baby boy was hurt during the hours he was in Tiffany Axelson’s care.Â It was also determined that the injuries were likely caused by shaking.
So what happened?Â Did Tiffany Axelson shake the brains out of this baby, or did she leave the baby alone long enough for a child to do it?Â Could a child even cause the kind of injuries suffered?Â I’m betting we’ll hear a lot of “oops, he fell down” or “let’s blame the other kids” or “you don’t even know her, why don’t you STFU and don’t judge” out of this one.
Tiffany Axelson has been charged with aggravated battery and child abuse.Â She’s already bonded out of the Saline County Jail.Â Here’s hoping we’ll get Tiffany and Co. here to tell us what happened.Tags: Aggravated Battery, Child Abuse, day care, Shaken Baby