We told that dad JOSHUA BARTHOLOMEW is a really a "good man"--he just got a "bit rough" with his 2-month-old son. How rough? Apparently rough enough to break the baby's legs, and fracture his ribs and skull. Rough enough, it seems, to do serious damage. But it wasn't really the the fault of this "good man," see. He was "stressed" because the baby was crying.
Right. Notice how these daddy thugs always get the benefit of the doubt. Had a mom done this, she would have been roundly denounced as an unfeeling monster. Not so with the daddies. Nope, we get hit with every damn excuse in the book.
Speaking of mothers, notice that there is ZERO MENTION of a mother in this picture. Why?
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT.
Father Faces Charge Of Abusing Baby
Baby Suffered Broken Legs, Fractured Skull
POSTED: 3:17 pm EDT September 26, 2011
UPDATED: 5:22 am EDT September 27, 2011
DELAND, Fla. -- Authorities were investigating a case of child abuse in DeLand on Monday.
Investigators with the DeLand Police Department said a 2-month-old boy suffered broken legs, fractured ribs and a fractured skull.
Joshua Bartholomew, 21, was arrested Sunday after he took the child to the hospital for sinus trouble. Doctors found the additional injuries, concluded it was an abuse situation and contacted police.
At a court appearance Monday afternoon, a judge decided Bartholomew shouldn't go anywhere near the child, who remains hospitalized.
"We have broken bones in his legs, broken bones in his arms, a broken clavicle and a cranium problem," DeLand Police Deputy Chief Randy Henderson said.
According to a police report, doctors immediately noticed the baby's chest was bruised, and an arm was swollen and unmovable. Tests confirmed multiple fractures in various stages of healing all over the boy's body.
Investigators said the father initially said he had no idea how the baby's bones were broken and didn't intend to hurt him, but he eventually confessed that he may have been a bit rough with his son.
"How rough is rough? You have two broken bones in your legs. That's pretty rough," Henderson said.
According to the police report, Bartholomew told investigators he was stressed out and the baby was crying.
DCF is now involved with this case. The family has no prior history with the agency, and Bartholomew does not have a prior criminal record.
Bartholomew's parents attended their son's first court appearance. The suspect's father said his son was a good man.