Mom charged with aggravated battery of infant son

November 17, 2011 2:52:30 PM PST
A northwest suburban mother is accused of deliberately injuring her infant son.

Thirty-three-year-old Veronica Perez of Mount Prospect is charged with aggravated battery. Prosecutors say she fractured the leg of her six-week-old son.

Monday, police were called to Lutheran General Hospital, where the child was being treated.

Perez was charged after officers interviewed her about the boy's injury.