CALCASIEU PARISH, LA - Police in Louisiana have charged a man after he admitted fracturing a baby’s skull by throwing it against a wall across the room.
Child Protection notified police on Saturday that a 13-month-old baby had been brought to a local hospital. It was in distress, disoriented and not walking properly. It was quickly determined that the baby had suffered a skull fracture. The baby was placed on life support, but was pronounced dead on Monday.
Police interviewed family members that weekend, including 24-year-old Trent Dubroc, the boyfriend of the child’s mother. He eventually admitted to being the person responsible for the child’s injuries.
He told them he was frustrated with the infant when he picked it up out of its crib, then threw it against a wall. Afterwards, he returned the baby to its crib without telling anyone the baby was injured.
Dubroc was already in jail after being arrested on Saturday for failing to appear in court on video voyeurism charges. He’s now been charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Those charges will probably be upgraded now that the baby has died. He’s being held in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $1.5 million bond.