Monday, April 28, 2014

Dad arrested for beating 6-month-old son; baby in critical condition (Taylor, Michigan)


UPDATED Baby critically injured in Taylor, father arrested

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014
By David Komer The News-Herald

TAYLOR — Taylor police arrested a 23-year-old Taylor man Saturday in connection with the beating of his 6-month-old son.

Police and paramedics were called to a house in the 6600 block of Pine Street at about 5 p.m. when the infant’s mother found the child having difficulty breathing.

The infant also was “coming in and out of consciousness,” according to a release by Taylor Police. The baby was transported to Detroit Children’s Hospital where he has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition.

Investigators interviewed both parents who were home at the time.

The father is being held pending a warrant request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

A Facebook support page for baby “Prayers for Jesse” said he was given a 20 percent survival chance, Fox 2 reported.