Mo. woman charged after doctor discovers 3-month-old is suffering from brain bleeds, broken ribs

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Kristen Vetere

TRACY, Mo. — A Missouri woman is facing charges after a three-month-old boy suffered brain bleeds and broken ribs while in her care.

According to court documents, in February first responders responded to Kristen Vetere’s home in Tracy, Mo., and performed CPR on the baby.

Vetere gave different explanations for why the boy was unresponsive.

Once the baby was taken to an emergency room it was discovered the baby suffered three brain bleeds and broken ribs.

A doctor says these types of injuries were signs that a baby was violently shaken or slammed.

Vetere is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Police did not specify Vetere’s relationship to the child.