Father accused of punching 3-month-old; son had 17 broken bones

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BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby had 17 broken bones and skull fractures.

Media reports say bail was set at $100,000 on Thursday for 25-year-old Jose Orta-Santana of Newmarket. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Investigators say the boy was taken to a New Hampshire hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure. He was then taken to a Boston hospital, where doctors found evidence of skull fractures and 17 broken bones.

Court officials say Orta-Santana was not represented by a lawyer.

 

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1 Comment

  • carol

    Civilization is going to hell. I knew not to punch a baby when I was 9. Probably BEFORE that. I hope like hell that IF he did this, somebody breaks EVERY bone in his body in jail.