Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dad charged in abuse of 3-month-old daughter; baby on life support (Augusta, Georgia)

Dad CORDURAY KEITH SCOTT has been charged with abusing his 3-month-old daughter. She was hospitalized on life support after developing seizures. It is suspected that Dad violently abused and shook the baby, causing 9 broken ribs, retinal damage, and a brain hemorrhage.

Three-month old on life support; Father charged
By Navideh Forghani
Story Published: Jan 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM EST

Story Updated: Jan 19, 2010 at 4:51 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A three month old is on life support after investigators say the infant’s father shook him several times.

Corduray Keith Scott is in jail charged with cruelty to children.

Deputies say the mother called 911 on Sunday when she saw her baby was having seizures.

Doctors say there were signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The baby is suffering from nine broken ribs, two detached retinas, and hemorrhaging in the brain.

Investigators tell 26 News doctors believe there’s a history of child abuse. They found signs that the baby had been suffocated several times in the past.

If the baby dies, Scott will be charged with murder.