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Marietta woman charged with brutally beating her toddler

She's accused of throwing the 1-year-old to the garage floor, saying 'I am going to kill that baby.'

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Marietta woman is accused of fracturing her toddler's skull last Friday, while repeatedly saying, "I am going to kill that baby."

According to a criminal indictment, Melina Whyte squeezed her baby, twisted the child's arm and punched the child repeatedly in the side resulting in two lacerations to the child's liver. 

Whyte also picked the toddler up over her head, and tossed the child to the floor of the garage, while saying, "I am going to kill that baby."

The warrant says the baby landed on the garage floor and didn't move.

According to the indictment, the toddler suffered a skull fracture, a contusion and a hematoma.

The warrant said it happened in front of the baby's 7-year-old sibling.

Melina Whyte has been indicted on two counts of first-degree cruelty to children, two counts of second-degree cruelty to children, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to murder, two counts of aggravated battery. 

Whyte is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. 


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