Dad TRAVIS MYERS has been denied reduced bond, so he remains in jail on felony child battery charges. Dad is accused of shaking and seriously injuring his 2-month-old son while Mom was at work. In other words, one more baby assaulted while Dad was "babysitting"--broken bones, brain trauma, detached retinas, the usual. No doubt the poor darling was "frustrated." Aren't they always?
Reduced bond denied in shaken baby case
April 9, 2010
News-Sun Staff Report
A Lakemoor man remains in Lake County Jail on felony charges of child battery after a Lake County Circuit Court judge declined to change conditions of his bond during a review hearing Wednesday.
Travis Myers, 20, is accused of shaking and seriously injuring his son on Jan. 7 while his wife was at work.
The boy, who was about 2 months old at the time of the incident, was treated for brain trauma, detached retinas, a fractured left clavicle and a fractured left wrist, allegedly caused by his father.
The child has been released from the hospital, according to Assistant State's Attorney Matt DeMartini.
Myers faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on the child battery charge, which is a Class X felony.
Myers had sought a bond reduction to $50,000, which was denied Wednesday by Judge George Bridges.