Woman charged in abuse of children

January 19, 2009 9:04:53 AM PST
A Chicago woman has been charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident involving two of her children at their Humboldt Park home. Rosemary Smith, 31, has been charged with endangering the life of a child and domestic battery. The incident occurred Friday when Smith was having a verbal altercation with her child's father.

Police say Smith picked up the car seat holding her four-month-old daughter and threw it into a wall, then picked up the seat and shook it vigorously.

Police say Smith also hit her seven-year-old daughter numerous times with a hanger.