Young mother sentenced to probation after fracturing infant son’s ribs

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The young mother accused of fracturing her 3-month-old son's ribs after shaking him and tossing him onto a bed, accepted a plea in court on Monday.

As part of the plea, charges against Abigail C. Millican were reduced to one count of domestic child abuse. In December 2012, Millican was charged with two felony counts of physical abuse.

Millican admitted to being angry and frustrated with the child, identified as “J.M.” in court documents.” She admitted “aggressively tossing J.M. onto the bed and cranking his arm up.”

A judge sentenced Millican to three years supervised probation and 40 hours of community service. In addition, the judge told her she will have to be evaluated and she must get a job.

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18 comments

  • Walter

    Just shows how broken the system is if she gets her son back. Some make minor mistakes and lose their kids forever and some get their kids back when they shouldn’t be allowed to have a hamster.

  • witty

    The average normal person agrees that these people should not get their children back but why does our system allows it? It would be wonderful if a reporter could do some research to get to the bottom of it. I know that is asking the news reporters to investigate past their shallow abilities but it would be interesting to know why decisions are made and what goes into that decision.

    I had to laugh at the hard hitting question one reporter asked a Liberty school official last week during the big snow storm. The question was, “what went into the decision to close school?”

  • Afriendlymouse

    You guys are so quick to judge and label someone you dont even know you dont know the WHOLE storie..all you hear is the media hype and base your judgement on that… thats disgusting!! She is a good person who made a mistake!! And to the guy.. saying she needs counseling obviosly cant read its part of her probation!! We <3 u abby girl and ur TRUE FRIENDS are glad u are home!!

  • Madeline

    If it makes any of you feel any better, she does not have custody of Brody. He has moved away and is in the care of his father. So if it will do any good towards shutting all of you hateful people up, then get it through your head that she doesn’t have custody of the child. That’s all you guys care about anyways.

  • outraged

    she deserves nothing, I am glad she has people in her life that support her and what she did to that innocent baby. Guessing none of you will ask her to babysit anytime soon. What she did is beyond sick and for her to stand up and make it all about her is even worse. god bless that baby and his family that will now see to it he is NEVER hurt by her again. She should not be allowed to ever have anymore children.

  • Get over yourselves

    Abby is a young mother and someone who was forced into having a child with a person who did not love her the way she deserves. When this happened she was going through a very hard time with the baby’s father. I’m sure she felt abandoned, alone, angry and frustrated with the situation ON TOP of having a toddler and a newborn colicky baby. What she did was wrong, however she did her time and is suffering plenty. She has to live with this for the rest of her life. People like her need HELP, not a sentence to rot in a jail cell. LET THOSE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.

  • ARelativeWhoKnows

    She violated her probation and now has to go back to court.
    I had hoped when she got out of prison she would put herself on a good path and learn how to be a good person, but she has not.
    She needs to go to prison and her rights permanently terminated.