PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities have arrested a Malaga, New Jersey who is accused of assaulting his 8-month-old child, leaving the infant with a fractured skull and other injuries.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s office says 25-year-old Michael Rodriguez was arrested Thursday and is being charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Authorities allege that Rodriguez shook the baby on the night of November 5, causing the fractured skull and retinal hemorrhaging usually caused when a baby is shaken. Rodriguez later called 9-1-1 to report the child’s labored breathing.
Rodriguez is being held on $100,000 bail. New Jersey’s Child Protection and Permanency agency removed the injured infant, her twin brother, and 1-year-old sister from the home on Delsea Drive where they lived with Rodriguez and his wife.
The infant spent over a month in the hospital and is still receiving treatment.
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