The 22-year-old father of a 6-week-old boy is under arrest after a doctor determined the infant was suffering from shaken-baby syndrome.
Joshua Hammer and his wife first told investigators that they don’t know what caused an apparent severe brain injury to their baby.
Hammer then later told detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office that he lied to them. He said he was alone with the child and was carrying him, when he rolled out of his arms.
Doctors, however, assessed the baby and determined that he was suffering from shaken-baby syndrome.
The baby could have permanent brain damage.
Hammer and his wife have had another child removed from their custody because of several abuse reports.
Investigators noticed holes punched in the walls of Hammer’s home.
Contact Robin Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently 0 Responses
25 Desserts First! -Fifth Season Preview Party
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
26 Welsh Society Annual Picnic
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
26 5th Annual Grand Bar-B-Q for InStride
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
27 A Garden Party Luncheon and Fashion Show
11:30 am - 6:00 am
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
Only 9 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.