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A 24-year-old mother has been arrested for treating her 2-year-old son’s head injury with a Popsicle, instead of calling 911. The boy later died from the fatal head injury.

The boy fell eight feet down a u-shaped stairwell in their apartment building on Wednesday morning, according to police. Investigators say instead of calling 911 for assistance, she placed a Popsicle on her son’s head and put him to bed.

When the father arrived home later, he found the boy unresponsive. Officers found bruises and marks around the toddlers head and dried blood on his nose and mouth.

The Mother is being charged with injury to a child by omission/criminal negligence.

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