05/13/13 On Friday, May 10th Superior Court II Judge Dean Colvin found that probable cause does exist for the charges of aggravated battery as a class B felony and child neglect as a B felony against 18 year old Rickey Diana S. Turner. Judge Colvin imposed a bond in the amount of $20,000 cash.
Turner has been housed in the Marshall County Jail since Thursday for allegedly hurting her one month old baby that morning.
The Plymouth Police Department received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 8:47 a.m. Thursday from the 200 block of East Lake Street for a baby that was not breathing normally.
Detective Leo Mangus with the Plymouth Police Department began an investigation. Diana Turner showed the bedroom where the incident took place and told the officer that about 6:30 a.m., shortly after the baby’s father had left for work she “had placed her hand over the baby’s mouth and nose and held it until her had turned blue.” She told him that the baby wasn’t breathing properly, however she did nothing until approximately 8:30 a.m. when she told her mother, who lives in the home too. Diana Turner told Officer Mangus that the baby had been screaming in the last week and “she could not deal with his screaming.” Turner continued saying, “she would normally contact her mother when she could not deal with the baby, but she had lost control and hurt the baby.”
The one month old male infant was taken to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth and then transferred to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where the extent of his injuries were not known a the time of the interview.