Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dad charged with breaking leg of 4-month-old daughter because she was crying (St. Lucie County, Florida)

Notice how the neighbor makes excuses for this poor frustrated thing. Bull crap.

Dad is identified as JOSHUA CAMPBELL.


Angry Port St. Lucie dad breaks crying infant daughter's leg, police say

Story by Chuck Weber / CBS 12 NEWS PORT

ST. LUCIE, Fla. - When Joshua Campbell and his wife took their 4-month old girl to the hospital, they told staff they had heard the baby’s leg “pop” while she was playing in her crib.

But the nature of the injury.. a spiral fracture of the leg prompted the hospital to call police.

“That type of injury is indicative of foul play,” said Sgt. Frank Sabol of Port St. Lucie. “So we immediately started investigating it.”

Police say the 32-year old Campbell eventually admitted to getting angry with his daughter’s crying. The arrest report says Campbell told detectives he shook the girl, dropped her on the bed, and then pulled on her leg.

“He said he didn’t mean to hurt her, but I guess his frustration got the best of him,” said Sgt. Sabol.

Police say the incident happened at the Port St. Lucie home of the baby’s grandmother (mother’s side), where the couple and their daughter had been living.

“Very sad, very sad,” said Pat Collins, a neighbor. “They’re very hard working people, very loving people… working two or three jobs, trying to keep their family together. I’m really sorry this happened.”

On Tuesday, the 4-month old was recovering from surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Her father, Campbell, remains in the St. Lucie County Jail, with bail set at 75-thousand dollars.