25-year-old Brian Mark Hopf of Chandler, AZ is accused of dropping his three-week-old daughter and poking her in the eye but it doesn’t end there.
He claims he poked the girl in the eye by accident and thet she cried so hard she stopped breathing. That didn’t explain the head trauma. When confronted with that Hopf then told police that he tripped and fell and the injuries occured when the baby hit a door jamb.
That sounds just like the excuse that souse abusers use. “Tell them the door hit you.”
The girl has three skull fractures and four fractured ribs. But what can’t be explained away by a door is that he had anal tearing consistent with sexual abuse.
Unfortunately the girl is not expected to survive.
The article also mentions that Hopf is a tweaker. I wish there was an ingredient in meth that made people sterile.
Thanks to Susan for the tip.