Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Frustrated" dad charged with breaking leg of 3-week-old daughter (Round Rock, Texas)

Dad is identified as WILLIAM CHARLES HANSEL.

Round Rock father charged with injuring 3-week-old

By Eric Janzen Published: September 30, 2014, 8:15 pm | Updated: October 1, 2014, 5:48 am

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A Round Rock father is facing charges after his 3-week-old daughter showed up at the hospital with a broken leg and bruising to her brain. The girl’s parents brought her to Dell Childrens Medical Center on Sept. 8 and hospital staff alerted police.

The girl’s father, William Charles Hansel, told police he had become frustrated with the child during the night and pulled his daughter’s leg while trying to change her diaper, the document said. He believed that was what caused her leg to break. When the girl woke up a second time, Hansel told police he dropped the child on the changing table and squeezed her head.

Hansel is charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony. He is being held in the Williamson County Jail on $100,000 bond.