Thursday, February 23, 2012

In Massachusetts, Father charged with shaking infant son | Shaken Baby Syndrome

In another sad story, a 2-month-old boy is reportedly fighting for his life in a Boston hospital after his father admitted to shaking the infant and dropping him on the floor Monday afternoon, police said.
Anibal Cordero, reportedly told investigators he shook his son and dropped him, but caught the baby before his head hit the floor. The incident occurred at 1:45 p.m. Monday while Cordero was holding the baby and his mother was drawing him a bath, according to police reports.
The baby is now on a breathing machine at Boston Children's Hospital. He also needed a blood transfusion after doctors diagnosed the infant with shaken baby syndrome, prosecutor Colleen Cashman said.
Lawrence District Court Judge Michael Brooks reportedly ordered Cordero held on $100,000 bail, twice the amount Cashman requested, at his arraignment yesterday. Cordero is charged with assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail.
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