New Canaan Police Find Severe Emotional, Psychological Neglect By Mother

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An arrest warrant says Catherine Palmer of New Canaan severely neglected the emotional and physical needs of her two children.
An arrest warrant says Catherine Palmer of New Canaan severely neglected the emotional and physical needs of her two children. Photo Credit: New Canaan Police

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- An arrest warrant for a New Canaan mother charged with two felony counts of risk of injury to a child found severe emotional and psychological neglect of her two sons, according to the New Canaan Advertiser. 

Catherine Palmer, 42, was arrested after her 7-year-old son fell from his scooter and fractured his skull on Tuesday, June 10, police said. 

Palmer's son was found lying on the ground on Putnam Road after falling about a half-mile from their Butler Lane home, the Advertiser said, citing the arrest warrant from the New Canaan police. When Palmer was notified, the warrant said she did not appear upset about her son's injuries, the New Canaan Advertiser reported. 

When police interviewed the woman who babysits Palmer's two children, she reported that Palmer said the two of them needed to "get their stories straight" while they were leaving Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, where the boy was treated, the New Canaan Advertiser said.

Palmer was arrested Friday, June 13. She posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to be in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday, June 23, according to the New Canaan Advertiser. 

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