Monday, February 28, 2011

Dad who "allegedly" assaulted 4-month-old son posts bail (Omaha, Nebraska)

It never fails. Daddies like MATTHEW W. KOSTER always get bail. Even when they "allegedly" assaulted a 4-month-old baby.

Published Monday February 28, 2011

Tot's father posts bail

An Omaha man charged with injuring his 4-month-old was released from the Douglas County Correctional Center after posting 10 percent of $150,000 bail.

Matthew W. Koster, 35, of 2522 S. 60th St. No. 26, was arrested last week and charged with felony child abuse.

His son was taken to Children's Hospital & Medical Center with three bone fractures in his right leg and one in his left, three rib fractures and a bruise to his forehead, according to Omaha police. The child also had blisters on his right foot.

The injuries were called in by doctors after the child's mother brought him to the emergency room because of swelling in the baby's right leg.

A hospital official said Monday that no information on the baby could be released.

Police said Koster told hospital officials that his infant son's injuries may have occurred when he got frustrated changing the child's diaper. — Jason Kuiper