Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dad violently shook baby, broke his ribs when he wouldn't stop crying (Dallas, Texas)

Dad is identified as OSBALDO RODRIQUEZ. No word on whether a mother was living in the home.

Police: Far East Dallas father shook baby, broke his ribs when he wouldn’t stop crying
By Tristan Hallman
7:42 pm on August 13, 2013

A Far East Dallas father shook and injured his baby son because he wouldn’t stop crying, police said.

Osbaldo Rodriguez, 26, demonstrated to officers that he held the boy and began “violently shaking him causing … his head to go forward and back” on Saturday, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The document says the child, who was less than a month old, suffered intracranial hemorrhaging and four broken ribs.

The child was placed on life support at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, but KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reports that the child is expected to survive.

Rodriguez was arrested Saturday afternoon and has been charged with causing severe bodily injury to a child. He is being held at Dallas County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.