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Teen mother arrested for injuring a 3-month-old baby
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Teen mother arrested for injuring a 3-month-old baby

Teen mother arrested for injuring a 3-month-old baby
18-year-old Jessica Newell was booked on Friday.

Teen mother arrested for injuring a 3-month-old baby

A Tulsa teenager is booked into the Tulsa County Jail on Friday after being accused of child abuse.

Tulsa police say 18-year-old Jessica Lynn Newell was arrested after a pediatrician decided injuries to her three-month-old baby girl could have only been caused by excessive force. 

Newell's mother originally brought the child to the hospital on Wednesday because the baby wouldn't stop crying while being changed.  Police say doctors discovered a fracture of the left femur and a fracture of the left clavicle.

A pediatrician then reviewed the injuries and determined they represent child physical abuse.

Police say Newell admitted to "possibly" picking up the child's leg too hard which "may" have caused the injuries.  She said there was no intent to injure the child.

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