Friday, December 12, 2014

Dad arrested for abusing 7-week-old baby; infant has multiple skull fractures (Brooke County, West Virginia)

Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER KINKER.

Follansbee father arrested in child abuse case

Updated: Thursday, December 11 2014, 05:19 PM EST

BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. – A Follansbee father is in jail and his 7-week-old baby is in bad shape at a Pittsburgh hospital after an alleged child abuse incident.

Christopher Kinker, 21, is facing child abuse charges resulting in injury for what investigators say he did to his own baby. According to the criminal complaint filed with the magistrate, emergency crews were called to Kinker's home on Banfield Avenue last Friday after a call for help for an infant who wasn't breathing. The 7-week old was rushed to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, where doctors made a startling discovery.

According to court papers, the child, had "multiple skull fractures and other injuries," including "multiple broken ribs, which were in the process of healing."

The investigator also noted in the complaint that when asked, Kinker admitted to shaking the child's bassinet repeatedly because the baby wouldn't stop crying.

He's being held on $50,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing.