Crisis In The Family Courts

Father assaults mother while she is holding 2-month-old infant in her arms, and fractures baby's skull, putting him into critical condition; media headline and lead make it sound like the parents' mutual fight

Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 3, 2010

March 2, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland —

 

"A 2-month-old boy was airlifted last night to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. after suffering fractures to his skull during an argument between his parents, police said…"http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/2010/03/2monthold_boy_suffers_fracture.html

 

2-month-old boy suffers fractured skull; father arrested

A 2-month-old boy was airlifted last night to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. after suffering fractures to his skull when the father started punching at he and his mother during an argument, police said.

The boy’s condition was not immediately known; police couldn’t say and the hospital refused to disclose it. [UPDATE: Police say the boy is in critical condition.] Detective Kevin Hagan, a Baltimore police spokesman, confirmed that police were called at about 11:10 p.m. Monday to the boy’s home in the 2900 block of Spelman Rd., in Cherry Hill, for a domestic complaint.

The boy was in his mother’s arms, and both had been struck by his father, police said. The boy suffered a skull fracture and had subdural bleeding, and the mother had a cut lip.

Hagan said they were initially taken to Harbor Hospital, with the boy later transported to Children’s National Medical Center. Hagan said that the transport to DC was necessary because Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Medical Center did not have available beds.

A law enforcement source said the father was arrested at the scene; Court records show 19-year-old Daryl Taylor was charged this morning with assault, reckless endangerment, second-degree child abuse, resisting arrest, and related charges.

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