Mother charged after toddler thrown from moving car

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, Last Updated: 5:36 PM ET

A Louisiana mother who wanted to give her daughter minor injuries to get the attention of the girl's father ended up sending her 20-month-old to hospital with a fractured skull and several broken bones, police say.

Lasasha Allen, 23, of Winnsboro, was arrested Sunday evening after she took her daughter to the hospital for treatment.

Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said Allen texted her daughter's father to say the little girl had fallen out of a car window, The News-Star reports. She told him the lie because she wanted a reaction from him, but then she decided she had to do something to cover up her lie, Cobb said.

The mother put her daughter in the passenger seat of her car and opened the door as she drove around a curve, which caused the child to fall out of the car, police said.

Allen is accused of attempted second-degree murder. Her daughter remains in hospital in stable condition.


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