In 2007, Carla’s boyfriend, Ron, was sentenced to six years in prison for the aggravated assault of their infant daughter, Vittoria. The baby suffered multiple broken bones, lacerations, bruising and brain hemorrhage. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have family drama that needs that help?
“I know they found him guilty for it – he said he didn’t do it,” says Carla who started dating Ron again in 2017. WATCH Why A Teen Says She Doesn’t Want Her Mother Dating Her Younger Sister’s Dad
Carla admits she testified against Ron at his trial but now insists that if Ron did harm Vittoria, it was an accident. Ron denies harming Vittoria. WATCH ‘Anything Hard Enough To Break Her Bones Is Abuse’
“He was paddy-caking her or whatever, and bouncing her on his leg, but he didn’t mean to hurt her,” claims Carla in the video above. She says Vittoria was born premature, and Ron may have handled her too roughly. WATCH Dr. Phil To Woman Dating The Man Convicted Of Assaulting Their Baby: ‘Does It Matter To You Whether He’s Guilty Or Not?’
She also says Ron claimed he’d seen a ghost and “it was telling him to hurt the baby.” When Dr. Phil asks her, “Do you want to know the truth?” how does Carla respond?
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