Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby girl near death; dad arrested, jailed on 1st-degree assault charges (Coon Rapids, Minnesota)

UNNAMED DAD and no mention of Mom.

Coon Rapids baby girl near death; father arrested, jailed
Updated: May 12, 2011 - 10:32 PM

A 5-month-old baby girl was on life support and her father was in the Anoka County jail Thursday awaiting criminal charges, authorities said.

Coon Rapids police were notified at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday that a baby had been brought to Mercy Medical Center in Coon Rapids and diagnosed with head injuries consistent with abusive trauma. Her father, a 25-year-old Coon Rapids man, was arrested on suspicion of malicious punishment of a child and first-degree assault.

Authorities are waiting until Friday to file charges in case more serious charges become necessary.