Fairfield Man Accused Of Biting Off Baby's Nose



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, March 14, 2014

Fairfield Police Sgt. Troy Oviatt says 18-year-old Joshua Cooper was booked into Solano County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem.

Oviatt says the incident was reported Thursday shortly after 8 a.m. when the infant's 17-year-old mother called authorities saying her son was bleeding from his nose. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Alaska Avenue where they met with Cooper, the mother and other fmaily members. 

Officers found the baby and his parents at home, and the child was taken to NorthBay Medical Center and later transferred to Children's Hospital Oakland. He is currently in stable condition.

Doctors determined the baby has suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage and that a third of his nose had been severed, Oviatt says.

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