Dad JOEL DIAZ is charged with "injury to a child." He is accused of hitting both his 10-month-old son and his mother in the head. No explanation as to why he isn't being charged for assaulting the mother.
Notice the media's usual way to downplaying domestic violence. An assault is charaterized as "an argument turned physical." Right.
Local father accused of hitting 10-month-old and baby's mother
by KENS 5 Staff
Posted on March 8, 2010 at 7:25 AM
A local father is in serious trouble with police, officials say.
Joel Diaz, 20, faces charges of injury to a child after an argument turned physical. According to police, Diaz began hitting the child's mother on the head while she was carrying the baby.
Diaz then reportedly also hit the 10-month-old in the head. Both mother and son were taken to a hospital, where the child is being treated for minor head trauma.