27-year-old William Echard II of Clarksburg, West Virginia has been charged with child abuse by a parent or guardian resulting in death in the death of his 5-month-old son. He allegedly shook the baby so hard that the baby’s retinas became detached and his brain swelled. The baby also had previous injuries including a fractured skull showing a history of abuse.
The birth organism, 22-year-old Amber Messenger, was also charged for allowing the abuse to occur and not stopping it.
Just when you think the pair couldn’t be a bigger set of losers it was the baby’s grandmother who woke the Breeders to let them know the baby stopped breathing. So not only did they put the baby to bed after extreme abuse but they also live with mom. No word if it was in her basement.
Thanks to Kathy for the tip.