Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dad arrested for abusing 6-month-old son; baby in coma (Mendocino County, California)

Appears to be another one of those cases where Daddy abused the baby virtually from birth.

Notice that there is NO MENTION of a mother in the home.

Dad is identified as DANIEL CAMARA.

Baby in coma; father arrested for alleged abuse

The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013 - 6:43 pm Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013 - 8:05 pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 6-month-old Mendocino County boy was in a coma and his father was arrested after medical personnel determined the boy's injuries were the result of physical abuse, authorities said Tuesday.

The infant was taken to a medical center in Ukiah on Friday for treatment of a high fever, but personnel there suspected he had suffered physical abuse, Mendocino County sheriff's officials said.

When his condition worsened, the boy was flown to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where specialists confirmed his injuries were consistent with abuse.

Mendocino County authorities described his injuries as "life-threatening."

Medical personnel also found several older injuries that were also consistent with physical abuse, officials said.

After questioning members of the infant's family, detectives on Tuesday arrested the boy's father,

Daniel Camara, 25, of Ukiah. Camara was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail on suspicion of assault resulting in coma due to brain injury of a child under 8 years old.

During the investigation, detectives developed information that the boy had been physically abused on several different occasions during the past two months, officials said.