Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dad with "history of violence" beats 3-month-old son on Christmas Day (Nantucket, Massachusetts)

Dad GERSON FRANCISO LOPEZ DELGADO has been arrested for assaulting his 3-month-old son (shaking him until he vomited) on Christmas Day. That was an encore performance. On Christmas Eve, Dad assaulted the baby's mother and waved a knife at her. Not surprisingly, Dad has a history of domestic violence and was on probation for assaulting the girfriend in 2008.

Cops: Nantucket dad beat baby on Christmas Day
By Edward Mason
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - Added 1d 22h ago

A Nantucket man with a history of violence allegedly beat his 3-month-old baby boy on Christmas Day, police said.

Gerson Francisco Lopez Delgado, a 22-year-old from El Salvador, allegedly grabbed the boy by the head and shook him until he vomited, according to Nantucket police. The baby is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Boston, where police Lt. Jerry Adams said he’s doing well.

On Christmas Eve, Delgado allegedly assaulted the boy’s mother, who police would not identify, and waved a knife at her.

Delgado, who was arrested on Christmas, was arraigned today in Nantucket District Court on charges of aggravated assault and battery on the baby, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the attack on his girlfriend.

He’s being held without bail.

At the time of the holiday attack, Delgado was on probation for a prior assault against the girlfriend in September 2008, Adams said.

Adams said a dangerousness hearing was set for next month.

A call to the Cape & Islands District Michael O’Keefe was not immediately returned.