Titusville mom charged with abusing 2-month-old

Baby suffers multiple fractures, police say

Treasure Coffman

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A Titusville mother is accused of abusing her infant on two separate occasions, causing multiple fractures, according to the Titusville Police Department.

Treasure Coffman, 19, took her 2-month-old baby to Parrish Medical Center around midnight Wednesday because the child's left leg had been swollen and in pain for about a week, an affidavit said.

Doctors found that the child had multiple new and healing fractures on the right arm, two ribs, two in the right leg and one in the left leg, according to police.

Coffman told detectives the child was first injured three or four weeks earlier when the child refused to latch on to breastfeed. Coffman said she got frustrated and squeezed the baby's chest until she heard a "pop" and the child started to cry and scream, the report said.

Coffman was sleeping in bed with the infant and the infant's father a few days later when she felt a kick in her back. Coffman thought it was the baby's father so she tried to hit him with her elbow, but she hit the baby instead, according to the report.

Coffman is charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect.