Baby in critical condition with skull fractures


FARMINGTON — The mother of an infant whose boyfriend allegedly abused her child by fracturing her skull has been charged with child abuse.

Jolynn Spahe, 34, of Farmington, was arrested today and accused of a first-degree felony of child abuse, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

She is accused of placing her 11-month-old daughter in a dangerous situation.

Jeremiah Yazziee-Miller, 37, of Farmington, is accused of shaking the infant and striking her head on a bed's headboard Saturday night, according to court documents.

The infant suffered multiple skull fractures.

Detectives learned Spahe typically doesn't leave her children with Yazziee-Miller.

The two allegedly smoked methamphetamine together before she left for the grocery store, according to the press release.

The baby was in critical condition today at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

Spahe's first appearance in Farmington Magistrate Court is set for Thursday morning.

Spahe's five other children have been removed from the residence.

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