Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dad booked in beating of 5-week-old son (Yucaipa, California)

How can you have a story about a 5-week old baby, and no mention of the fact that this infant must have had a mother, a woman who gave birth to him just a few weeks before? How come she wasn't home on maternity leave? (Oh right. This is the U.S. where a lot of working moms don't get maternity leave.) So is dad DAVID MICHAEL BELVIN another one of those useless "stay-at-homes" drafted into infant care? Or what?


Father booked in beating of 5-week-old son in San Bernardino CountyMay 10, 2011 | 8:56 pm

A San Bernardino County man was booked Tuesday on suspicion of beating his 5-week-old son, who suffered two skull fractures and other injuries, authorities said.

The infant was recovering in a hospital, where he had also been treated for broken ribs, a broken shoulder bone and numerous bruises consistent with child abuse, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

David Michael Belvin, 29, who lives in Yucaipa, was arrested in connection with the abuse. He was booked on a charge of inflicting willful harm or injury to a child, authorities said.

Belvin was being held Tuesday at the county's Central Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.