http://www.statesman.com/news/conten...svc=7&cxcat=52A 20-year-old man who told a child abuse unit detective, "I'm tired of beating up my own daughter, I need someone to help me," has been charged with beating his 3-month-old daughter.
Derrick Davis was in the Travis County Jail on Thursday with bail set at $100,000. He was charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony, according to an affidavit.
A detective with the Travis County sheriff's office was called Tuesday to Dell Children's Medical Center to investigate a report of injuries to a child. Doctors found that the girl had been bruised and had a hemorrhage in her right eye, the affidavit said. An examination showed that the child's ribs had been fractured within the past two weeks, the affidavit said.
In an interview with the detective, Davis said that while alone with his daughter Monday, he snapped when she wouldn't stop crying. He said he slapped the child and slammed her head into a wall, the affidavit said.