WAUKESHA, Wis. (WITI) -- A Waukesha mother accused of physically harming her 2-month-old boy has been sentenced to four years of probation.
Chelsey Zamitalo, 23, was charged with two counts of child abuse in April 2018, after he had a spiral fracture to his femur, two skull fractures, two older rib fractures, a broken hand and a possible leg fracture.
Zamitalo provided four different versions of how the child was injured to officers and detectives, including: slipping on a toy while carrying the baby; slipping on water while carrying the baby; dropping his unbuckled car seat; and throwing him down.
Zamitalo’s brother-in-law then gave officers a totally different statement, saying she told him she tripped while putting the baby in his crib.
Zamitalo faced up to 12 years in prison.