Former Liberty woman sentenced to prison for son’s broken legs

Staff report


Megan M. Grubb, 23, of Youngstown was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for causing her 6-month old son to have two broken legs in March 2012.

Grubb was living on Marla Lane in Liberty Township when the injuries were discovered. The child has been living with relatives since then, and Grubb was ordered earlier to stay away from the child.

She pleaded guilty before Judge Ronald Rice of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to assault and child endangering for violating her duty to protect the child, resulting in serious physical harm.

In court, Grubb blamed the “bouncer” seat the child used for the injuries, but Diane Barber, an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor, said a doctor described the boy’s injuries being more like “slamming” a child down on something hard.

Kimberly Grubb, who is married to the baby’s paternal grandfather, addressed the court before sentencing, saying she has a hard time understanding how a mother could hurt her own child so seriously.

Kimberly Grubb and her husband, William Grubb, have custody of the boy and his sister.

Judge Rice also sentenced John W. Mullins, 43, of Thomas Street in Masury to seven years in prison on convictions for aggravated drug possession and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Mullins manufactured counterfeit prescriptions for Methadone, Hyodrocodone and Oxycodone, forged signatures and had other people present prescriptions to several pharmacies, prosecutors said.

Mullins also was found to have 246 Methadone tablets in his possession in October 2010. The pattern of corrupt activity offenses were from January 2010 to October 2010, according to his indictment.

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