Dropping a Baby on the Floor - Aggravated Assault

Appellee threw or dropped her forty-five day-old son to the floor, causing a fractured skull and brain swelling. Appellee pled guilty to aggravated assault, but at the sentencing hearing, changed her plea to nolo contendere. Following a pre-sentence investigation, she was sentenced to an eight-year period of probation, which included house arrest, intensive supervision, community service, and mandatory completion of her education or acquiring a GED. The court held the motion for reconsideration of sentence was not improperly denied.