An Oregon woman who shoved her 13-month-old son into a freezer and allegedly admitted that she waterboarded him “out of spite” and to “test” the loyalty of the child’s father, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Sharday McDonald of Gresham, Oregon, did not kill her son during the abusive episode in October 2021. The 30-year-old mother did, however, plead guilty in July 2023 to first-degree criminal mistreatment.
In addition to the 30-day jail sentence, McDonald will be on supervised probation for three years. It is unclear whether she has been prohibited from contact with her child altogether or on a limited basis.