Ughhh. Her mood is "fabulous".
http://www.heartlandconnection.com/n...aspx?id=293085Amber Varnold has been sentenced to serve five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections with 120 days shock incarceration.
Varnold pled guilty in February to one count of child endangerment.
The infant's grandma spoke on behalf of the family saying there's no way of knowing if the injuries will cause further problems down the road.
“The type of injuries that my grandbaby received can take up to five years to appear with these types of head injuries usually causing permanent disabilities to the victims. Amber, you have admitted to willfully causing these injuries to our baby,” said Jeanie Drummond.
Drummond said Varnold has caused the family a lot of emotional and financial damage. She said they've spent over $3000 in medical expenses.
Drummond said the family was under scrutiny by health officials for days before Varnold confessed to the crime.
http://www.heartlandconnection.com/n...aspx?id=126039Police say 24-year-old Amber Varnold was baby-sitting the eight month old when the incident happened on April 1st.
Investigators say Varnold was frustrated because the baby wouldn’t stop crying, so first she shook him. Then, they say she got increasingly angry and hit the baby on the side of the head. The baby was later taken to the hospital with bruising and skull fractures.
Police say when the parents came to pick up their baby, Varnold didn’t tell them what happened, even after they asked.
Authorities say Varnold has had medical training and is in the medical field. She was released without a bond based on her own recognizance.