Dad BRIAN COFIELD has been charged with first- and second-degree child abuse charges. His three-month-old daughter was found to have broken ribs, broken fingers, and a broken leg. Dad has a ready excuse--something about an accident in her crib (A three-month-old? It's not like she would be jumping around)--but nobody is buying it.
Infant female’s father faces first-, second-degree child abuse charges
Brian Cofield was ordered to be held under a $250,000 bond, after first- and second-degree child abuse charges were filed, following a report from doctors at the University of Michigan, who reportedly found his months-old daughter suffering from injuries.
Doctors found the infant female had three broken ribs, two broken fingers and a broken leg when they examined her.
Cofield, 23, told doctors the girl got caught in the slats of her crib on March 27 but the physicians said that was not consistent with the injuries, which the claim showed intentional abuse. The baby girl was only three months old at the time.
Cofield asked Branch County District Court Judge Brent Weigle to lower the bond.
“I need to get out of here. It’s getting to me,” he said.
During the investigation of the incident at the family’s Wayne Street home, Bronson Police Department officers said a neighbor heard Cofield in an argument with his wife say”If I did hurt her, I’m out of here.”