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Erie woman gets jail for using son as baseball bat
ERIE - A woman was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison for swinging her 4-week-old son like a baseball bat at her boyfriend. Chytoria Graham, 28, of Erie, was sentenced on aggravated assault and other charges yesterday in Erie County Court.
Prosecutors said Graham and her boyfriend got into a fight early on Oct. 8, 2006, after Graham came home from a night of drinking. Graham grabbed her son, Jarron, by his feet and swung him, hitting the boyfriend and fracturing the infant's skull. The baby has recovered.
A jury convicted Graham in October. She faced a mandatory minimum of five years in prison because the assault involved a child under 13. She was also placed on probation for two years.