Man arrested in 14-month-old's brain injury
January 22, 2009 - 1:48 PM
Police arrested a 23-year-old Colorado Springs man on suspicion of felony child abuse Thursday afternoon.
Police said they believe Liam Joseph Terry
caused his 14-month-old daughter's traumatic brain injury
. Officers were called at 6 p.m. Wednesday when the infant was admitted to the Memorial Hospital intensive care unit with a subdural hematoma
, police said. Police did not provide a condition, but said the girl was stable
The girl had multiple bruises and both new and old subdural hematomas
and the stories provided by Terry and his fiancee didn't match.
Terry's fiancee, whose name wasn't released, later said she saw him strike the child twice in the face and twice in the arm, the affidavit stated, causing her to fall and hit her head on a piece of furniture
. Terry and his fiancee called 911 after the child became limp and unresponsive.
The fiancee said she saw the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Terry hit the child more than 50 times since October
, the affidavit said, and squeeze the child's head,
causing the couple to fear she had a concussion.