Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dad charged with "child endangerment" for newborn son with fractured skull and ribs and now blind (New York, New York)

Frankly, I don't believe for one second that Daddy "dropped" the baby. Even newborns don't generally get a fractured skull and three broken ribs from being dropped after a bath. These are the injuries generally seen when babies are shaken and THROWN. And it's ABUSERS who generally fail to get medical help, not concerned parents after an accident. 

Notice who is missing from this story. THE MOTHER. The baby suffered for three long days until Daddy decided to get medical help. Where was the mother? Not one word about her either way. 

IS THIS A SINGLE FATHER? Did he have sole custody of a newborn? WHY? 

Dad is identified as RECCO DUDLEY.

Infant goes blind after dad drops him and doesn't take him to hospital for three days

Recco Dudley told investigators he dropped his son, Royalty, after giving him a bath, but didn't take him to the hospital. Dudley finally took him to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where doctors said the child had a fractured skull, was bleeding in his brain, had fractured ribs and retinal hemorrhaging, which left him blind.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013, 1:43 AM

A Harlem newborn will never see again because his negligent rapper dad dropped him — but didn’t take the boy to the doctor for three days, prosecutors say.

Recco Dudley, 26, told investigators he dropped his 6-week-old son, Royalty, after taking him out of a bath inside his Harlem River Drive apartment on Dec. 1, prosecutors said.

Royalty’s head struck the crib and became wedged between the crib and the bed, court records show. Dudley, a deejay and rapper for the group “The Gents,” picked up his child but didn’t seek medical attention, cops said.

Three days later, he took his injured child to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where doctors said Royalty was suffering from a fractured skull, bleeding in the brain, three fractured ribs and retinal hemorrhaging — an injury that left the boy permanently blind, according to court records. 

The newborn is still at Columbia Presbyterian, family members told the Daily News. Dudley took his child to the hospital because Royalty was constantly crying, although no one knew why, they said. 

Police charged Dudley with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday. He was held on $50,000 bail Friday. His attorney couldn’t be reached.

Dudley’s family said the father of two would never hurt his child. Cousin Roger Rawson said he was stunned by the allegations.

“This is all based on a statement that he made that maybe he dropped the baby,” said Rawson, holding up a picture of Dudley and Royalty taken at the hospital two weeks ago. “Why would they let him hold and kiss his child if he had done this?”