Mother charged with beating infant son

6-month-old LifeFlighted after injuries were discovered; authorities say there was more than one incident of abuse.
Cary Ashby
Nov 11, 2012


A young mother has been arrested on an allegation she has beaten her infant son multiple times.

Daphne J. Waters, 20, of Toledo, was arrested Thursday in Lucas County on a secret indictment issued by an Erie County grand jury. She was charged with two counts each of felonious assault and child endangering.

"We asked Toledo PD to find her and they did," Erie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said.

Deputies transported Waters to the Erie County Jail on Friday. She must post a $120,000 bond before being released from custody.

The sheriff's office started its investigation Sept. 13 at the request of the Sandusky Police Department because officers were handling a triple homicide.

"We believe there was more than one incident of abuse," Oliver said.

The 6-month-old boy first was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. A LifeFlight helicopter later transferred him to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

Oliver said doctors discovered the infant had "healing fractures."

"This is her child -- her son," he said.


Blart gets it

The work weeks for small buisness is decreasing. Small buisness will soon follow Wal-mart. 30 hour week with very limited full time staff to avoid having to provide Obamacare. Look at the bright side, Part time positions will open up. I do know of 1 small buisness that implimented it here recently


My adivce........ BEAT HER...what a sick person to beat an infant...good god...if you don't want the don't have to beat it...just take it ....DON'T ASK...DON'T TELL... people beating their kids..INFANTS... or throwing them off a bridge.... someone take that precious child from her!!

R U Kidding me

Her moms mom should have been on birth control and she should have been swallowed and not gave a chance to live


So this girl gets charged for abuse but no charges at all for the people responsible for the six kids in Vermllion including a dead toddler? Help me out here!


After all the i's are dotted and the t's crossed...hopefully soon,there will be charges. Some kids are labeled as failure to thrive, for many reasons. My child was n.g. tube fed for months. Had many medical issues. 17 now and as healthy as can be! NO da** excuses. Intervention by health officials should have happened long before this. And if the children were on Medicaid the health care is "free". I would rather my tax dollars pay for 50 unnecessary visits to an E.R. than for them to bury one more child. Grandma needs to have a few neglect charges on her head. I hope the other children are placed in loving, caring, forever homes. As for this P.O.S.-she should never be allowed to produce again. The adoption lists are long, and foster parents are always needed.

Nic Williams

The problem is adopting can take years. I believe the average wait and aprove time is around 7 months then there is 6 months of home visits from C.P.C.. Ive been looking into it with my fiance. Its cost can also exceed $10000. Its why so many americans adopt from other countries. I agree with follow up home visits for 6 months to a year even however it shouldnt be so difficult or take so much time for a loving couple or family to adopt a child in need of that love.

proud mother of 3

I adopted my 2 yr old thru foster care, just wanted to run that by you!


This woman has a severe Lead Deficiency, can someone please rectify that for her? The Doctor recommends 90 grains or higher.


Do the same to her. But then someone would go to jail besides the mother if it was done to her. I am so sick of this going on. Abortion has devalued life to the point the adults don't value the life of their babies.

Paranoid Illusion

She needs to change her name to Cleveland Brown. The she won't be able to beat anyone...

Nic Williams

Cleveland anything will do these days


ha! love it!


GO BROWNS! (and take the Indians and Cavs with ya)


im ready for some fresh news. im tired of looking at her.

Westend Homeown

I don't see how anyone can joke and laugh about a article about a baby being beaten!! That really takes the cake


wheather we laugh and joke or not we cant change the situation and im not going to sit around and cry about it. im going to laugh if its funny and that joke was funny.

Nic Williams



People that abuse children should be put to death...there is no room for this kind of ignorance.