updated 6/5/2009 11:14:17 AM ET 2009-06-05T15:14:17

A western Pennsylvania woman is in jail on charges she fatally beat her 3-month-old son with a piece of a crib she was assembling last August.

Uniontown police say 25-year-old Lori Beth Workman fractured her baby's skull and inflicted other injuries when she became upset that he wouldn't stop crying.

Police say she told them she concealed the beating from her husband because she was afraid he'd get mad at her.

The baby was attacked Aug. 20 and died Sept. 22 in a hospital, police say.

Police had to wait until a pathologist's report on the baby's death was completed last month before they could wrap up the investigation.

Workman was charged late Wednesday. Online court records don't list an attorney for her.

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