Two teenage parents are facing felony child abuse charges after their baby boy was taken to the hospital with injuries, which included nine broken ribs and a broken leg.
Damond Waye, 18,
of South Sand Lake Rd., Hillsdale County, and Melody Vanluven, 17,
of East Montgomery St., Coldwater, were both charged with knowingly and intentionally causing harm to their son
, born Dec. 17, 2008. The first-degree child abuse charge is a 15-year felony.
Waye also is charged with third-degree child abuse, a two-year, high-court misdemeanor.
Vanluven faces a fourth-degree child abuse charge, a one-year misdemeanor.
A preliminary examination is scheduled for April 8 for both defendants. Bond for Waye was set at $200,000 and $50,000 for Vanluven by Branch County District Court Judge Brent Weigle.
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