Parents arrested for abusing 5-week-old

October 16, 2009 5:46:34 PM PDT
Police have arrested two people in connection with an assault on a 5-week-old boy. Police arrested the baby's parents, 20-year-old George Djukanovic and 20-year-old Aimee Davis, both of the 6300 block of Ditman Street.

Both were arrested at their home around 10:30 a.m. Friday and both have been charged with aggravated and simple assault, criminal conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child and related offenses.

Police say after extensive medical evaluations, it was determined that the child's injuries are consistent with child abuse. The injuries include bleeding on the front and rear parts of the brain, fractured ribs, and a fractured right femur and clavicle.

The child remains in guarded condition with permanent brain damage at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

The incident happened back on September 18 at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Medics transported the boy from the 6300 block of Dittman Street in the city's Tacony section to St. Christopher's Hospital.

Police at the time said the family was not cooperating with the investigation and they had hired a lawyer.

A neighbor tells Action News he heard the baby crying around 2:30 a.m., but didn't think anything of it. Paramedics arrived about eight hours later and neighbors say the infant was blue in color.

Neighbors also say the child's father was hysterical, and got in the ambulance as it transported the child away. Those neighbors add the mother went inside, got dressed, and left for the hospital about 45 minutes later.


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