Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dad set for arraingnment hearing; accused of throwing, shaking, and biting 3-month-old son (Hannibal, Missouri)

Dad is identified as EUGENE MELTON.

Hannibal man set for arraignment hearing on child abuse charges

by KHQA Newsdesk
Posted: 01.14.2015 at 5:01 PM Updated: 01.14.2015 at 7:20 PM

HANNIBAL, MO. -- A Hannibal man will have an arraignment hearing on Friday on child abuse charges.

Eugene Melton, 23, will face trial after being accused of abusing his 3-month-old son on Dec. 2.

He is accused of throwing, shaking and biting the infant.

The infant was transferred from Hannibal Regional Hospital to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis with a broken femur, bite marks and bleeding in the brain.

Melton has requested a change of judge in the case.