‘Mentally ill’ mother filmed repeatedly throwing her newborn baby to the floor

Harrowing video footage has emerged of a mother repeatedly throwing her newborn baby across the floor while the tiny boy’s father films her.

The woman, who has not been named, was recorded in her Memphis, Tennessee, home picking up 19-day-old Christian Moore and hurling him repeatedly to the ground, while chanting religious phrases.

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The mother, whom relatives claim is mentally disturbed, holds an older child in her arms and shouts at her to pick up and throw Christian as well.

An unnamed man, who claims he fathered the child, argues with the woman while recording the depraved incident, which lasts 13 minutes and was filmed over the weekend.

The father does not initially intervene physically, and watches as his child is thrown around several times.

Towards the end of the footage he does step forward, pick up and remove Christian, who is now in the care of his maternal grandmother, according to FOX 13.

As he goes to leave, the woman threatens to attack him with an umbrella, but the footage ends without further violence as the man steps out of the house.

He later submitted the footage to Memphis station Fox 13, who told police. Officers then took the woman for a medical examination the woman, who has allegedly been taken to a hospital.

The footage, which the man says he recorded as evidence to make sure the child was removed, captures a long argument between the two, during which the woman is often difficult to understand.

She repeatedly speaks the phrase ‘In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost’ during the footage and also shouts at the man to leave.

He repeatedly insults her using explicit language, says that the child abuse is nothing to do with him, and implies the woman will be put in prison.

The man later spoke to FOX 13, saying he avoided snatching Christian from his mother because he feared being put in jail where he could not help him.

He said: ‘I wanted to put my hands on her, but I couldn’t. That was going to leave me in jail and the baby still was going to go with them. It can’t be two dumb parents.’

At one point she yells at the older child to take the baby and throw him, but she screams in protest before eventually having Christian knocked out of her arms.

Memphis police have said they are investigating the video, and child safety officials have devised a plan to keep Christian safe.

The woman’s mother, who is now caring for the child, has said that the footage is misleading and that it is ‘not my normal daughter’ in the video.

In an interview, Lily Moore told FOX 13 her daughter is mentally ill, and was unstable because she came off her medication while pregnant.

She said: ‘She told me that he kicked the door in and it frightened her, and she had been off her meds for about nine months because she didn’t want to take anything to harm the baby’.

Source: The DailyMail

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