Toussaint allegedly became angry and took her son into her bedroom, where she grabbed a broken piece from a toddler’s T-ball set. Detectives say the mother then used the piece to hit the boy on his right arm and head multiple times, resulting in various cuts.
Three witnesses were in the living room at the time of the incident, according to police. One of them advised Toussaint to stop hitting her son while another bandaged the boy, officers say. Toussaint then allegedly flushed the bandages down the toilet.
The victim was interviewed by detectives Thursday. He said he was beaten because his sister dropped their mother’s phone into the sink. A medical exam of the child resulted in detectives declaring the boy had been physically abused.