Monday, March 22, 2010

Dad charged with 1st-degree assault against 22-month-old son; boy in critical condition (Joplin, Missouri)

Dad MICHAEL MCPHERSON has been charged with 1st-degree assault against his 22-month-old son. The boy has severe head injuries and is in critical condition. This daddy seems to be a two-time loser: notice that he was convicted of child endangering back in 2004 and served 3 years in prison. Too bad this guy was ever allowed around anybody under 21 again.

Father charged with child abuse
Updated: Mar 20, 2010 6:44 PM CDT
Reported by Mike Pache

A Joplin man has been arrested and charged with first degree assault.

The Jasper County Prosecutor is accusing 30 year old Michael McPherson of causing injuries to his 22-month old son.

Officials say the child was rushed to saint johns regional medical center for severe head injuries and rushed into surgery.

Officials say the child remains in critical condition.

In 2004, McPherson was convicted of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was sentenced to 3 years in prison.