Why are we so sure this wasn't intentional? And does it really matter? Dad EDWARD SMITH injured his 3-year-old daughter when he decided to heave a brick through the glass sliding door at Mom's house. He wasn't supposed to be there since she had a restraining order. He also broke into her home and smashed her cell phone and stole her car. Just goes to show how domestic violence and child abuse go together like peanut butter and jelly for these guys.
Police: Father throws brick, hits young daughter
Posted: Jan 31, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Updated: Jan 31, 2012 7:48 PM CST
BRICK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are seeking a New Jersey man who they say injured his young daughter when he threw a brick during a domestic argument with the child's mother.
It doesn't appear 25-year-old Edward Smith of Hamilton Township (Mercer County) was intentionally trying to injure the 3-year-old, who was struck in the face by the brick. It knocked out a tooth, and she needed stitches for a cut on her upper lip.
Brick police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/AcVhu4) Smith went to his ex-girlfriend's apartment Saturday night, violating a restraining order. Smith left when the woman told him to leave, but then grabbed a landscaping brick and threw it through a glass sliding door.
He then allegedly re-entered the apartment and broke the woman's cell phone before stealing her car.