New Info: 10 Week Old Suffering From Brain Injury, Mother Charged

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Authorities released new information about a mother accused of abusing her 10 week old baby.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says 27 year old Sandy Etheridge shook her son Dakota so violently he has brain injuries and is in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

According to authorities, Etheridge was with her son all morning of the 22nd then left the child in the custody of her roommate once he arrived home.

Detectives say the roommate discovered the baby wasn't breathing and then ran across the street to the neighbors home.

Roger Vandiford says his neighbor yelled to call 911 as he held the lifeless baby in his arms.

Authorities say Etheridge has four other children that have been taken away by Department of Social Services.

It's unknown why they were removed from the home.

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An infant is in the pediatric intensive care unit at Pitt County Memorial hospital suffering from multiple inter-cranial bleeds and also from retinal hemorrhaging that authorities say was caused by his mother.

The Pitt County Sheriff's office charged 27 year-old Sandy Etheridge of Greenville with felony child abuse. They say the 10 week old child has a brain injury caused by cutting off oxygen to the brain.

The incident remains under investigation.

Etheridge is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a one million dollar bond.