Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Caretaker" dad arrested for abusing 6-week-old son; baby in critical condition (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Once again, we have a "caretaker" daddy who went off on the baby while Mom was forced to work. All because we don't consider moms worthy of paid maternity leaves in this country, so we're forced to use deadbeat daddies and boyfriends as babysitters.

The baby is in critical condition. 

The dad is identified as JUSTIN MCINTYRE. 


Shaken baby, Bentley McIntyre remains in critical condition

10:08 PM, Aug 27, 2012 \

Written by Chris Zoladz

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A six-week-old Spring Lake boy remains in critical condition at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital after he was allegedly shaken by his father last week.

WZZM 13's partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports Bentley McIntyre has experienced a number of seizures and has a staph infection in his lungs. An MRI has also indicated there is damage to the frontal lobe as well as the back of his brain.

"The MRI showed brain bleed, which is indicative of shaken baby," Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Chief Roger DeYoung said.

Bently's father, Justin McIntyre, 23, was with the baby at the time of the incident. The baby's mother, Kaylee Zalsman, was at work.

 McIntyre is lodged in the Ottawa County Jail on a charge of first-degree child abuse. Bond was set at $75,000. The penalty for a first-degree child abuse conviction is up to 15 years in prison.