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A Kenner man was arrested Monday on a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after his 3-month-old infant son was found to have injuries, including bleeding from the brain and head fractures, that were a result of blunt force trauma, Kenner police said.
Kenner Police DepartmentTyler Jonathan Eastgate Tyler Jonathan Eastgate, 22, of 2850 Idaho Ave. told police in a taped statement that he was babysitting his son when he threw the child against a wall because the infant would not stop crying, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a Police Department spokesman. When the child continued to cry, Eastgate hit the baby in the face and threw him into his crib, police said. Eastgate also allegedly told police that at another time he accidentally dropped the child, causing him to hit his head on the floor.
The boy will likely have permanent neurological defects from the trauma, McGregor said.
Staff at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner alerted police to the child's injuries Monday. Eastgate originally told police and hospital staff that he was babysitting the boy and found him having trouble breathing and seizing before losing consciousness, McGregor said.
X-rays found bleeding on the brain from two head fractures and bruises to the infant's cheek, chin and chest. He also had scratches and bruises to his neck, McGregor said. Doctors told police the injuries are a result of blunt force trauma cause by being thrown down. Eastgate remained in police custody Tuesday, McGregor said. No bond has been set, he said.