Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dad with "anger problem" confesses to abusing 3-month-old son; baby has broken arms, legs, and shoulder (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

Dad is identified as JUSTIN CRAIG.

Updated: 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Posted: 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ONLY ON 11: Father confesses to abuse of infant son

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — A Butler County man accused of abusing his infant son confessed to the crimes on Wednesday.

“Yes I did,” Justin Craig said when Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz asked him if he hurt his son. “It was a stupid thing, I admit, but it changed me.”

Along with the confession, Craig told Marcinkiewicz that he has a problem with his anger and he took it out on his 3-month-old son.

According to court documents, the infant suffered broken arms, legs and a shoulder at the hands of his father.

Doctors said the injuries were in various stages of healing, which makes police believe the abuse started right after the child was born and continues until his mother and father brought him to the hospital last week.

According to the criminal complaint, the child’s mother and Craig’s girlfriend told police she saw the abuse, but was afraid of Craig. She told troopers she observed Craig choking the baby.

According to the child’s mother, she tried to not allow Craig to be alone with the baby. #“It made me realize that I’m a weak and pathetic person,” Craig said.

While in court, Craig continually said under his breath, “I deserve a second chance, I’m sorry.”

The baby is out of the hospital and with a foster family doing well.