Thursday, August 26, 2010

Babysitting dad charged with assaulting 7-week-old son (Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

This is one of those cases that shows up with numbing regularity. A dad who is "babysitting" while Mom is forced to work. And once again, it appears Daddy couldn't take the stress, except by taking out his stress on the baby. In this case, the dad is identified as ALLEN RAY WALKER.

Father charged with assaulting 7-week-old son
Posted: Aug 25, 2010 5:07 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 25, 2010 5:11 PM CDT

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Police arrested a Cape Girardeau man after they say he hurt his child.

Officers were called to a Cape Girardeau hospital for possible child abuse.

Investigators say the seven-week-old child had skull fractures, a large brain bleed, and various bruises.

The infant was taken to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment.

According to Cape Girardeau police, 21-year-old Allen Ray Walker was taking care of the child when the child was hurt.

The child's mother came home from work, noticed the baby was pale and had a bruise above his eye, and took him to the hospital.

Walker first said he didn't know what happened, then said a Pack n Play fell on the child, according to the probable cause statement. He denied knowing how the child was injured.

Walker faces a charge of 1st degree assault. He remains behind bars on $250,000 cash only bond.