Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dad may face murder charges after 2-week-old son dies from brain injuries (Louisville, Kentucky)

Dad is identified as JUAN LOPEZ ROSALES.!bkzZQ3

By JJ Dixon

Man's charges may be upgraded after abused baby dies

Published 8:00 AM EDT Jul 23, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —On Wednesday morning, prosecutors will meet to determine if a Louisville father will face murder charges after his infant son died at Kosair Children's Hospital.

Police say Juan Lopez Rosales hit his 2-month-old son Isaac's head against a bathtub, fracturing his skull.

Doctors declared the child brain dead weeks ago, but his mother fought to keep him alive.

On Tuesday, a judge ruled the child could be removed from life support, and police confirm Isaac passed away Tuesday night.

The mother's attorney says the family is devastated but accepts the court's decision.

“Well, I'm not going to say it's the wrong decision. The court had an interpretation as to what the law is and they get to decide that fact,” said Leslie Bates, the mother’s attorney.

Right now, Lopez is charged with criminal abuse.