Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dad charged with abusing 2-month-old son; baby has five bone fractures (Marion, North Carolina)

Not real clear what was going on here. I assume the "roommate" is not the mother. So if this is the father, why was he watching the baby for the "roommate"? At any rate, there is no mention of the mother and I'm thinking there was no mother in the household. Who knows what the custody arrangement was in this mess. But clearly it didn't work well for this poor baby who is hardly more than a newborn, but was being subjected to "caretaking" by a dickhead like this.

Dad is identified as BYRON COLE PACE.

Teen Father Charged with Abuse of 2-Month-Old
Updated: Thursday, January 22 2015, 11:02 PM EST

MARION, N.C. -- A teen father has been charged after his 2-month-old son suffered bone fractures while in his care.

Byron Cole Pace, 19, is charged with felony intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to the sheriff's office, Pace was watching the child while his roommate was at work. When his roommate returned, the baby was blue, coughing and non-respondent.

They took the child to McDowell Hospital. He was then transferred to Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville for treatment. The baby was released Thursday.

Detectives say the boy sustained five bone fractures. The investigation continues.