Former Montana prosecutor guilty of assaulting infant daughter

Katherine Anne Proctor

A nearly two-week trial for a former Montana state prosecutor came to an end this week when she was found guilty of felony aggravated assault against her infant daughter for crimes that took place from June to September in 2021.

Katherine Anne Proctor, 39, of Helena, previously worked as an assistant attorney general, a title given to a number of prosecutors and other attorneys for the state. Proctor resigned from the position in June, according to a spokesman for the Montana Attorney General’s Office. 

On Sept. 29, 2021, detectives were contacted by Child Protective Services regarding a baby girl at St. Peter’s Health who was brought in by her parents, the mother being Proctor. A CT scan showed that the infant was suffering significant hypoxic brain injuries, meaning the brain wasn’t getting enough oxygen, said medical staff.

The baby girl was transported by air to Logan Health Children’s in Kalispell due to her condition worsening. The infant had bilateral subdural hemorrhages (bleeding in the area between the brain and the skull), a cerebellar laceration (a tear in the brain, usually caused by a foreign

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