Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dad sentenced to 8 years in prison for fracturing skull of 5-month-old son (Mesa County, Colorado)

Dad is identified as CHAD MICHAEL MARTIN.


Mesa county father sentenced for negligent child abuse charges

Updated: Tue 7:49 AM, Jan 13, 2015

By: Nicole Hartford

29-year-old Chad Martin has been sentenced to time in Mesa County Community Corrections.


29-year-old Chad Michael Martin will serve eight years in Mesa County Community Corrections after pleading guilty to child abuse done negligently.

According to Martin, he dropped his 5-month-old son onto a carpeted cement floor when the child pushed away from him. Martin did not seek medical attention for at least 24 hours.

The child suffered a fractured skull and has undergone multiple surgeries, but he is not expected to have brain damage.

Whether or not the incident was accidental was under debate. In addition to a scar on the upper right hand side of the child's face, a bruise in the shape of a hand print appeared on the left side of the face.

Martin is under a no contact order and will remain in Mesa County Jail until a spot opens in Community Corrections.