Monday, June 29, 2015

Dad charged in death of 2-month-old son (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Dad is identified as SPENSER PHILLIPS.

Baby dies from brain injury, father charged

Published 4:51 am, Friday, June 26, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The father of an infant who died from what doctors say were nonaccidental injuries has been accused of child abuse.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) 25-year-old Spenser Phillips was charged Wednesday with child abuse in connection with the death of his 2-month-old son.

On May 30, the baby was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition with a brain bleed.

According to a criminal complaint, a doctor told police the baby had suffered abusive head trauma and nonaccidental injuries.

The child's mother told police Phillips had been caring for the child that day.

In an interview, Phillips told police the child had fallen out of his chair and hit his head.

The child died days later.

Phillips has been booked into the county jail on $50,000 bail.