Monday, December 9, 2019

Mom accused of killing her vomiting toddler by ‘trying to slap her out of seizure caused by abusive boyfriend’s abuse’ – The Sun

A MOM allegedly severely injured her vomiting toddler by trying to slap her out of a seizure that was caused by her boyfriend's abuse, leading to the toddler’s death, court documents say.

Sarah Elizabeth Newsom, 24, and her lover Joshua Thomas Fulbright, 23, are accused of severely injuring Scarlett "Olivia" Newsom, 2, in Texas last October.


Fulbright reportedly slapped the little girl so hard, she was left with severe facial bruising, court reports say.

Newsom, from Witchita Falls, is alleged to have watched her boyfriend abuse Olivia who had begun to vomit and have a seizure.

She too allegedly began to slap her daughter to stop the resulting seizure which caused Olivia to lose consciousness.

The unresponsive and severely bruised tot was rushed to hospital where she spent four days on life support.

Doctors who saw Olivia's injuries noted that she had been left with horrific bruising on her arms and back.

She was pronounced brain dead and taken off her ventilator at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth on October 18.

Fulbright told cops that Olivia had a dirty diaper and had tried to change it herself, putting it on backwards, reports the Times Record News.

She had reportedly gotten feces all over the walls, floor and on clothes inside the closet.

Tragic Olivia tried to hand Fulbright something and he allegedly became enraged when he smelled the filthy diaper.

Fulbright told investigators that he hit the little girl so hard in front of her mom, he hurt his hand.

Olivia started experiencing seizure like symptoms, court reports say.

Her mom is accused of repeatedly slapping the toddler in an effort to get the seizures to stop.

She allegedly inflicted a large scratch on the little girl's neck before Olivia lost consciousness.

Fulbright was jailed on a $250,000 bond, charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child, according to jail records from Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Opening statements and testimony in his trial are slated to begin on Monday.

Newsom – who is held on a $50,000 bond – is accused of causing serious bodily injury to a child.

She will be tried at a later date. Newsom had posted bail but was rearrested in September when her bail bond was revoked.

After her untimely death, Olivia's grieving aunt Lauren Raindl told Times Record News that Olivia was "the sweetest little girl."

"She had beautiful blue eyes – everyone called her 'baby blue,'" Raindl said. "She could light up anyone’s day."

Olivia's organs were reportedly donated in an effort to help save other children’s lives.

A now defunct GoFundMe fundraiser was also set up to help with the little girl's funeral costs.

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