Monique Earl

MONIQUE EARLE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — The former Claremont, N.H., woman who served prison time for her role in a murder-for-hire plot is back in court, this time for allegedly breaking the bones of her infant son.

Monique Earle, 22, now of Lebanon, is charged with child cruelty for allegedly abusing the boy in April 2016 during an incident in Vermont.

According to court records, Earle told investigators that the child may have been injured when she and her then boyfriend struggled for the child on April 30. She pulled at the baby and her boyfriend, Ryan Ramos, held onto the child. Ramos later became a central figure in the 2017 murder-for-hire case.

A few days later the couple brought the child to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Lebanon where he was found to have a broken collarbone and fractures to his shins. Doctors determine the bone break was “non-accidental,” according to court records.

State officials removed the child from the home, according to court records.

Earle faces a misdemeanor charge, and Ramos has not been charged.

Earle served prison time in New Hampshire after she pleaded guilty in 2017 to charges after she was arrested for seeking to hire someone to rape, torture and murder Ramos’s new girlfriend in exchange for $500 and a designer purse.