Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dad charged in assault of 18-month-old daughter (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Contrary to what the fathers rights folks tell you, violence against the mother often goes hand-in-hand with violence against the child--just as you see here.

Dad is identified as HUSSEIN OSMAN BIRRE.

Father charged in assault of 18-month-old child

KARE 11 Staff, KARE 5:16 p.m. EST January 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- A man has been charged in an assault that left an 18-month-old child with with a brain injury and a severely fractured skull.

Officials charged Hussein Osman Birre, 23, with Assault in the First Degree and Domestic Assault after police were called to his home on the 5700 block of Sander Drive on Jan. 25 on a report of a domestic dispute.

Authorities say when officers arrived, Birre tried to keep officers from entering the home. After forcing their way into the home, Police say they found Birre's 18-month-old daughter lying on her back, wheezing and barely responsive.

According to the complaint, the child was taken to HCMC where she remains in the intensive care unit. Her face is extremely swollen and X-rays show a severely fractured skill and bleeding in the brain.

Police say Birre's wife also suffered injuries. She was bleeding from her nose and ears and could barely keep her eyes open. According to the police report, she received a blood transfusion due to blood loss.

Birre is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.