March 9, 2016
After suffering eight miscarriages, Marty says her dream of being a mother finally came true with the birth of her son. However, that dream quickly turned into a nightmare when she took her infant to the emergency room, where Marty was accused of physically abusing her 16-week-old baby boy. Several days later, she was arrested.
But, Marty – who was charged with felony and misdemeanor child abuse – insists she would never hurt her child.
“I never have been an abusive person and, for sure, never hurt my son,” she says. “I’ve been wrongfully accused of hurting my son.”
Marty says that she had taken her then 4-month-old son to the hospital after she noticed a “popping feeling” in his side when she lifted him from his crib.
When Marty and her fiancé, Derrick, got to the hospital, it was discovered the baby had suffered multiple fractured ribs, and had a mark on his shoulder, which some authorities claimed was a bite mark.
“Shortly thereafter, the social worker for the hospital came in, and she looked right at us and said, ‘I know that you guys abused your son,’” Marty explains on Thursday’s Dr. Phil. “The police came. The detective screamed at me, he cursed at me and he told me I was the worst [expletive] mother he had ever seen.”