Police in Texas arrested a married couple for neglecting their infant daughter.
According to the arrest affidavit, the couple, originally from Florida, called 911 from their motel room, reporting that their three-month-old daughter was unresponsive.
The baby was rushed to a hospital by ambulance. The attending physician determined she had several broken bones in different stages of healing. She also had bleeding on her brain and in one lung.
Police questioned the couple and at least one relative. The relative told them that the mother had told her about some of the injuries earlier in March. The mother said she would take the baby to a doctor, but did not.
The affidavit states that the father of the baby had been staying in Texas while he was undergoing military training. His wife and child were visiting him in May. During the visit, both parents noticed that the baby had no appetite, appeared to be in pain, and had been sleeping a lot. However, they did not seek any medical help until the baby became unresponsive.
Both parents were booked in the county jail on charge of injury to a child by omission. Katrina Webber "Couple failed to get medical help for injured baby daughter, police say" www.ksat.com (Oct. 12, 2018).