Apparently, the fact that he and his siblings were starving and all he had was a bottle of rancid milk was not enough.
PORTLAND, Tenn. - An 11-month-old was beaten by his father, according to Portland police.
Detectives believe 21-year-old Thomas Snelling smashed his son's head into his crib before throwing him across the room.
Dispatchers received a call about an unresponsive baby Sunday night.
Emergency responders rushed the baby to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.
Investigators determined the child's skull was fractured in two places.
His father Thomas Snelling faces charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect.
Snelling told police he lost his temper, dropped the baby and threw him across the room because he was crying.
Portland Assistant Police Chief Richard Smith said Snelling slammed the baby's head into the crib. The child's crib was cracked.
Snelling and baby's mother Jeanie Tate were charged with five counts of child neglect.
Officers said that the children lived in filth. The couple's four other children were placed in state custody.
Investigators said they found a bottle filled with spoiled milk in the baby's crib. They also said his four brothers and sisters had not eaten for nearly 24 hours.