An Oregon mother was sentenced to 30 days in jail after admitting to waterboarding her infant boy and freezing him in order to elicit a reaction from the child’s father.
Sharday McDonald, 30, was arrested when sheriff’s officers were summoned to her house and discovered that she had tortured the infant boy before stuffing him into a freezer.
She has now pled guilty to counts of criminal mistreatment, identity theft, and witness manipulation. On October 28, 2021, authorities in Gresham, Oregon, found the abuse during a welfare check at McDonald’s home.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office responded to 911 calls claiming that a newborn had been placed inside a freezer, according to court records. Officers arrived on the scene to find Mcdonald had waterboarded the kid and thrown him in the freezer.
Law enforcement also discovered photos of the infant being assaulted. Mcdonald is holding the infant by his onesie in the photographs, and the boy looks to be holding his breath while his mother pours water over his head.
Child Restrained Upside Down with Water Over Face: Incident Report Details
According to the incident report, the child was restrained “at a downward angle, where his hip, legs, and feet were higher than his head (almost upside down), with water running over his face.” It went on to say that “the only place the water could go (in that picture) was in his nose (at that angle).”
McDonald first stated that she did not want to injure the youngster.
She subsequently acknowledged that she behaved “out of spite” in order to see whether the baby’s father “gave a f*** at all” and push him to return to her apartment.
“I’m about to show you something quick. “Do you not want him?” According to FOX13, when cops arrived on the scene, McDonald yelled. “Let me show you this little f****** baby, I don’t give a f*** about.”
McDonald pled guilty earlier this year and was sentenced to 30 days in prison on September 19.
She is being imprisoned at the Multnomah County Detention Center and is scheduled to be released on October 6.