A Fairfield babysitter was found guilty on Wednesday of felony child abuse for throwing a 5-month-old boy in her care and fracturing his skull, according to the Solano County District Attorney's Office.
Chloe Alexandra James, 28, was babysitting the infant on June 13, 2016, when she threw the boy onto a couch.
The baby bounced off the couch and hit his head on a brick fireplace adjacent to the couch, suffering three skull fractures. He had extensive surgery but has since healed from his injuries, prosecutors said.
A jury found James guilty of child abuse and personally inflicting great bodily injury to a child under five years old. She was taken into custody after the verdict.
James has a prior conviction for residential burglary, and she is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7 in Solano County Superior Court. She faces a sentence up to 18 years in prison.