Father says he didn’t intend to hurt infant with 25 broken bones
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police responding to Dell Children’s Medical Center on Oct. 6, 2016, found a two-month-old baby girl with more than two dozen broken bones throughout her body, including her pelvis and multiple ribs, according to an arrest warrant.
In addition, the baby, Jaylynn Rodriguez, had signs associated with “trauma to internal organs,” the affidavit states.
Police have charged the girl’s father, Joel Ortiz Rodriguez Jr., 20, with injury to a child, a state jail felony. Rodriguez helped watch the baby for the baby’s mother, who has a full-time job and attends school, the affidavit states.
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