Mother Charged With Swinging Infant By Her Heels

Naugatuck police have arrested a 29-year-old woman for swinging her one-year-old daughter by the feet, “like a baseball bat,”  according to one officer.  Police say Aurora Houghtaling had snorted the drug ritalin and was high at the time of the incident.

The little girl was was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,  but was said to be all right.  Houghtaling was charged with risk of injury to a child,  interfering with police and use of drug paraphenalia..

Police say the mother was delusional and believed the government was following her via her telephone.

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