Very typical abuser daddy story. Got "frustrated" while changing the diaper of a crying baby, blah blah. So Daddy shook him violently enough to cause brain damage.
Daddy is identified as CEDRIC DARNELL HOLIFIELD.
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 10:39 pm, Tue Aug 28, 2012.
Father charged with abuse of 5-month-old son
By Brett Lake Times Staff Writer Carroll County Times
The father of a 5-month-old boy is facing child abuse charges after shaking the baby because he wouldn’t stop crying and causing bleeding from his brain, according to police reports.
Cedric Darnell Holifield, 35, of the unit block of South Main Street in Union Bridge, was arrested and charged Monday with first- and second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault.
He was released from the Carroll County Detention Center Tuesday after posting $15,000 bail.
On Aug. 3, the baby was taken to Carroll Hospital Center by his mother because he was not eating normally, throwing up and sleeping more than usual, according to the statement of charges filed in this case.
Tests revealed the child had intracranial bleeding and he was transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Testing there showed he also had a fractured femur and signs of bleeding in both eyes, the report states.
In an interview about one week later with a trooper from the Carroll County Advocacy and Investigation Center, Holifield admitted to causing the injuries by “playing rough” with him, according to the report.
Holifield consented to taking a polygraph test and during a pre-test interview admitted to shaking his son on 10 to 11 different occasions because he would not stop crying, the report states.
Holifield said he again shook his son Monday because of his crying and that he might have caused the leg fracture when he was changing the baby’s diaper, according to the report.
He originally blamed the injuries on his 2-year-old daughter, according to the report.
No date has been set in this case, according to electronic court files.