Dad is identified as JULLIAN KIRKLAND.
Phoenix father confesses to punching 6-month-old boy
Posted: May 25, 2012 8:08 PM CDT Updated: May 25, 2012 8:21 PM CDT
By Breann Bierman
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A Phoenix dad has been arrested after his 6-month-old son was taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital with multiple skull fractures.
The Phoenix Police Department said the boy's parents brought him to the hospital on May 11 and neither parent had an explanation for the child's injuries.
On May 23, Child Protective Services told police they received a letter from the child's grandmother informing CPS that the boy's father, Jullian Kirkland, confessed to his pastor that he intentionally injured the baby.
Kirkland was taken into custody and told police he "hit him in the head twice with a closed fist."
Kirkland also admitted to shaking the child when he was 3 months old.
Kirkland was arrested on two counts of child abuse.