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Wheeling mother accused of beating baby

Updated: Wednesday, January 22 2014, 11:57 PM EST

By:Crissy Clutter


WHEELING, W.Va.--


A Ohio County woman is accused of beating her then 4-month-old baby so badly that his eyes bled.

24-year-old Whittany Hillberry is charged with five counts of child abuse resulting in serious injury and five counts of child abuse resulting in injury.

According to reports, the baby boy had a serious head injury that caused his brain to bleed. Reports also indicate injuries to the eyes, ears, cheek, legs, hands and fingers.

West Virginia State Police handled the case. We're told the baby boy spent several months in Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Hillberry appeared in court Wednesday. She sobbed as she was read the charges against her and pleaded not guilty.


Hillberry has been assigned a public defender and her competency was in question Wednesday. She is free on $25,000 bond.

Wheeling mother accused of beating baby


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