Mom accused of badly injuring baby

Prosecutors on Monday accused a mother of breaking her 7-week-old son’s arm in a fit of frustration Sunday and dropping him on a wood floor, fracturing his skull.

The baby remained in a hospital in good condition Monday. Prosecutors charged Sunny L. Ward, 33, who lives in the 4900 block of Raytown Road, with first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Court records said Ward initially lied but later said the baby was extremely fussy Sunday and she “lost her temper” and jerked the baby’s arm. She tried to comfort the baby but dropped him on the floor, the records said.

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