Skip to main content
Publish date:

Charges: Woman, 21, threw toddler son 8 feet into playpen

The child is still in a critical condition at Children's Minnesota.
Alicia Dolores Mohrland

A 21-year-old woman charged with the 1st-degree assault of her toddler said she threw him into the playpen after growing frustrated when he wouldn't eat.

Alicia Dolores Mohrland, 21, of Braham, is being held in Isanti County Jail on a $250,000 conditional bail after the incident on Monday that left the 18-month-old boy in critical condition at Children's Hospital.

According to the criminal complaint, police arrived at 227 Beechwood Ave. S. to find Mohrland with the toddler in her left arm, with the child appearing to be limp, "ashen in color," and unconscious.

The baby then started crying and they put him on the couch to check his breathing. 

Mohrland told the officers that the boy wasn't eating, so she threw a tantrum and threw him into a portable playpen, and thinks he hit his head on the door.

She estimates that he was thrown around 8 feet, and said he'd suffered a seizure shortly after being thrown.

Follow Bring Me The News on Google News

Visibly distraught as she was questioned, she told officers that she's a good mom and that the boy's biological parents had previously abused him, saying: "I hurt my baby," and "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to do it."

He suffered severe head trauma in the incident, and remains in a critical but stable condition at Children's Hospital.

If convicted, Mohrland could face a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

Next Up

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Target store

Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.


Toddler in critical condition, caregiver arrested in Braham

The 18-month-old boy is fighting for his life.

Itayvia Lloyd

Charges: In fit of rage, mother threw son with autism over 4th-floor balcony

The 33-year-old St. Paul woman is charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Mom charged after toddler in car seat fell out of moving vehicle

The upsetting incident was captured on video. Fortunately the child wasn't injured.

Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 9.27.37 PM

Man charged with attempted murder of son in Minneapolis

His son is still in a critical condition after he was shot three times.

Screen Shot 2020-08-15 at 7.39.52 AM

Man and woman arrested for murder of 8-year-old Autumn Hallow

The 8-year-old died Thursday at an apartment in Elk River.

Toddler pulled unconscious from Woodland Township pool dies

The 3-year-old tragically passed away on Sunday.