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Lafayette father accused of shaking infant son to be charged
By Vanessa Miller, Camera staff writer
Posted: 11/02/2010 12:18:28 PM MDT
A 21-year-old Lafayette father arrested last month on suspicion of shaking, squeezing and throwing his infant son is expected to be charged today in a Boulder County Jail courtroom with knowing or reckless child abuse resulting in death.
The charge is a class 2 felony punishable by up to 48 years in prison. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said his office intends to file the child abuse charge against Joaquin Campos at 2 p.m. today, along with other charges related to a previous domestic violence incident and an assault on officers who arrested Campos on Thursday.
Campos is being held at the jail on a $500,000 bond.
Lafayette police started investigating Campos Lyon Campos on Oct. 18 after responding to a 911 call at his 1927 Lydia Drive home about 7:22 a.m. Campos told investigators that he tripped and fell down four steps while holding his 10-week-old son “football-style” on his forearm, according to an arrest report.
Campos told police that he squeezed his son, Lyon Campos, and when they landed, Lyon's head struck the basement floor and his leg became caught between Joaquin's elbow and the stairs. Lyon was taken to Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, where doctors conducted scans and checked the infant's extremities before sending him home, according to the report.
Doctors told Campos that Lyon “should be fine,” investigators reported.
Campos told detectives that, in the evening, the infant suddenly got a “help me” look on his face like he couldn't breathe. Campos and one of his roommates called 911 and attempted CPR.
At Exempla, doctors determined Lyon had a punctured lung and split lip, and he was airlifted to Children's Hospital, where he lost a heartbeat but regained a pulse after CPR was administered, according to the report. After further inspection, Lyon was found to have a bruised tongue, knee abrasions, a broken femur and tibia, brain swelling and a skull fracture, the report said.
During an interview with detectives, Campos said that when he noticed Lyon was not breathing, he tried chest compressions — with a lot of pressure on his lungs — and, while squeezing him, shook him back and forth.
“He said Lyon's head was not supported and it flopped around,” according to the report. “He also turned Lyon sideways, so that when he shook him, Lyon's head shook back and forth ‘really hard.'”
Campos also told investigators that he threw Lyon in the air twice above his head after he stopped breathing, the report said.
When officers came to Campos' home Thursday to ask more questions about the possible child abuse incident, Campos became combative and fought investigators, according to the arrest report.
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