Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dad charged with felony battery for injuries suffered by 4-month-old son (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Dad ELVIN S. CABRERA has been charged with felony battery for life-threatening injuries suffered by his 4-month-old son. The baby has severe abusive head trauma, and it is not expected that the child will survive.


Father charged with felony in infant's injuries
Posted: March 16, 2010

An Indianapolis man was in Marion Superior Court on Monday to face a newly filed felony battery charge for life-threatening injuries suffered by his 4-month-old son.

Elvin S. Cabrera, 21, was arrested last week after an investigation by police into conflicting accounts he gave to explain his son's extensive head injuries. He brought the boy, also named Elvin Cabrera, to a hospital late March 5 and said at first that the infant began choking and went limp during a feeding, according to a probable cause affidavit.

But Dr. Roberta Hibbard of Riley Hospital for Children's Child Protection Team told police last week that the baby had suffered abusive head trauma, an injury that "would likely cause his death," the affidavit says.

The younger Elvin Cabrera was listed at Riley on Monday, but his condition was not available because his family will not allow the hospital to disclose any information, spokesman Gene Ford said.

Cabrera is charged with Class B felony battery, which could carry a penalty of six to 20 years in prison. He was in Marion County Jail with bond set at $100,000.