Monday, October 27, 2014

Dad accused of abusing 5-week-old daughter says baby "fell" into Playstation controller (Sanford, Florida)

Dad is identified as MAX NEGRON.

Sanford dad accused of abuse said baby fell onto Playstation controller

By Tiffany Walden, Orlando Sentinel
October 27, 2014, 2:12 PM

A 21-year-old Sanford father is facing child-abuse charges after his story about his 5-week-old daughter falling from his arms onto a Playstation game controller didn't match her serious head injury, officials said..

Max Negron was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated battery and aggravated child abuse.

He bonded out of Seminole County jail on Saturday. According to his arrest report, Negron was left at home with his 5-week-old daughter while his wife went to work on Oct. 7.

When she returned home, Negron told her he tried to burp the baby around 4 p.m. But the infant abruptly kicked and fell from his arms onto the bedroom floor, landing on the game controller.

"Negron explained that he was seated on the edge of the bed when this occurred, and that the infant was face down on his lap prior to him attempting to raise her to his chest," the report said.

Negron saw a small amount of blood when he picked up the girl. So he and his wife rushed her to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where doctors said she had a fracture to the left side of her skull. She was treated at a local hospital.