http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/27361509.htmlCOLOMA TOWNSHIP — A 6-week-old girl is hospitalized with multiple fractures and her father has been arrested after police say he confessed to injuring her.
Jason Scott Ward, 34, of Coloma, has been charged with first degree child abuse and faces up to 15 years in prison.
Officers were called to the Watervliet Emergency Room on Saturday around noon, where they learned the girl was transferred to a Kalamazoo hospital in critical condition.
The girl had a fractured skull, two broken ribs, a broken and dislocated right arm near the elbow, a broken leg, a broken finger, a broken toe, and numerous bruises on her body.
She has been taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services pending a hearing to determine parental rights.
Awwww...looks like he even tried to ease her pain:
http://wsjm.com/Beaten-Infant-Update/2848165A Coloma Township man is facing charges after police say he confessed to severely injuring his 6 week-old daughter.
Officers were called to the home of 34 year-old Jason Scott Ward on Saturday to find the baby girl with a fractured skull, broken ribs, a broken and dislocated arm, broken toes, a broken leg, and several bruises. Ward's charged with first degree child abuse, as well as delivery of a controlled substance. Coloma Police say that hospital doctors told them it looked as though the baby's leg had been broken for at least two weeks prior to the additional incident on Saturday...and Ward admitted to giving the girl a crushed-up Vicodin pill in a bottle to make her stop crying from that injury.
Ward was araigned Monday, and bond was set at 200-thousand dollars. It's not clear where the baby's mother is, and Child Protecive Services is investigating, along with police.