Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bond set for dad accused of abusing 1 1/2-month-old twins (Bartlesville, Oklahoma)

We posted on dad CHESTER TANNER COOPER just recently. He has now had a $500,000 bond set for "allegedly" abusing his twin sons who are scarcely more than newborns. The one baby had multiple head fractures, apparently from Daddy using "sufficient force" over a period of four days. Sick.

Bond Set For Man: Father accused of abusing 2 1/2-month-old twins
By Special to the E-E
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 4:57 PM CST

A $500,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Bartlesville man accused of abusing his 2 1/2-month-old twin boys.

Chester Tanner Cooper, 20, was arrested Monday evening on charges of child abuse after Bartlesville Police Department officers responded to a local hospital in reference to a baby being brought in to the emergency room with possible head injuries.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, the alleged victim was found to have “several fractures to his skull” and “bleeding on his brain in various areas and in various stages of healing.”

The infant was flown by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa due to the seriousness of his injuries, according to the affidavit.

Police say the baby’s twin brother was admitted to the hospital for observation as a precaution. According to the affidavit, test results for that child are not complete and it is not yet known if he suffered any injuries.

Police contend that, when interviewed, Cooper “described and demonstrated using force on both boys in the past four days that would be sufficient force to cause (the alleged victim’s) injuries,” the affidavit states.

According to police, Cooper admitted to using force against both children on Dec. 10, and using it against the injured twin again on Dec. 11 at the family’s residence, located in the 1600 block of South Oak Avenue in Bartlesville.