Derrick Britt, 24
http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.a...3&nav=menu54_2MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) - A Madisonville man accused of hurting his girlfriend's baby has made his first court appearance.
Prosecutors say Derrick Britt, 24, either shook or slammed the five-month-old. He was indicted earlier this week by a grand jury and charged with first degree assault.
Prosecutors say the baby's mother left the baby with Britt while she went shopping in December. She returned home to find the baby unresponsive.
The child was then rushed to a Louisville hospital where the staff discovered a detached retina. Authorities say his injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
The child is now back in the mother's care and Britt is scheduled for another court hearing in April.