Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dad arrested for abusing infant (Beckley, West Virgnia)

Dad is identified as CORTEZ BURGER. No mention of a mother in the home.

Father arrested in shaken baby investigation

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 6:11 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2015 6:17 PM EDT

By Robert Pauley

West Virginia State police Troopers arrested a man for child abuse case on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The investigation began on Friday, June 5, 2015 when Troopers received notification about a child abuse case. Cortez Burger of Beckley is accused of child abuse with serious body injury and injury by parent and guardian.

Burger admitted to Troopers that on two separate occasions that he had shaken the baby. According to investigators, Burger stated that the baby would not stop crying and picked up the infant. He allegedly shook the child for about ten seconds before he realized the baby was not responsive. The baby was taken to a local hospital then later transferred to Women and Children's Hospital in Charleston. Burger could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.