Once again, we see all the abuse deniers that defend these guys. Dad JONATHON WRIGHT was alone with the baby when the baby received a skull fracture and other injuries. How is a baby that's 58-days old going to get injuries like this unless somebody injured him? Dad even admits he was frustrated with the baby's crying--he just won't admit what really happened.
Teen Father Accused of Beating His Baby for Crying
Updated: Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011, 5:21 PM MST
Published : Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011, 5:21 PM MST
PHOENIX - Police say 18-year-old Jonathon Wright got angry and beat his son because he wouldn't stop crying. But he and the baby's grandparents say it's a big misunderstanding.
"I don't think it really happened, I don't believe it," said the baby's grandfather, Kenny.
The baby's grandparents are standing by Wright, who is dating their 17-year-old daughter. She is the child's mother.
All five live inside a Phoenix apartment. No one but Wright was home when police say he hit the boy. Later that night, the child was rushed to a hospital with a bump on his head.
"They're jumping to conclusions if you ask me," said Kenny.
But police and doctors say the newborn had a skull fracture, a handprint shaped bruise on his leg and a cut on his cheek.
"That's what they're saying, but it's so minute, it's like a pinhead," said Kenny.
Police say Wright denied hitting the baby, but told them he was frustrated because of the child's cries.
According to court paperwork, Wright told detectives he was carrying the baby around when he accidentally bumped the child's head against a door. He also told them the rug burn happened when the baby rubbed his cheek against his shirt.
The baby was seen by doctors at Phoenix Children's Hospital and sent home.
"The baby is perfectly fine, as healthy as can be. There's no marks on it or nothing," said Kenny.
Police say despite what Wright says, a forensic pediatrician told them the baby's injuries were not accidental.
Keep in mind -- the child is only 58-days-old.