Mother charged with assaulting infant until baby was unresponsive

BUTLER, Pa. — A Butler County mother is charged after police say she severely abused her baby who was just 9 months old.

The baby girl remains in the hospital recovering from her injuries.

According to police, she was shaken so hard, she became unresponsive.

Remedios Ramirez is currently pregnant.


Ramirez shook her infant daughter so hard she caused permanent brain damage, according to police.

Investigators told Channel 11 the abuse went on inside an East Butler home on Aug. 9.

According to police paperwork, Ramirez was inside the home with her 9-month-old daughter and 3-year-old child.

Ramirez told police it was an accident, that her daughter was in the bedroom on an air mattress, and when she left to go to the kitchen, she heard the baby fall.

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After the infant was rushed to Children’s Hospital and underwent immediate surgery, medical personnel told troopers the child’s injuries were consistent with repetitive, accelerated head trauma, better known as shaken baby syndrome.

Medical experts told investigators the injuries caused the child substantial pain and likely permanent impairment.

The baby is now a year old, but is still in the hospital due to complications from the trauma.