A father has been arrested for biting off the nose of his
18-year-old Joshua Cooper, was said to have savagely injured his son
because he was frustrated at the infant’s wailing.
The police was called by the infant’s 17-year-old mother who said
her baby was bleeding from the nose.
Daily Mail reports:
Cooper has been charged with child cruelty and aggravated mayhem and
is being held at Solano County Jail, according to CBS.
Officers found the baby, along with his parents and other family
members, at their home on the 1000 block of Alaska Avenue.
The baby was rushed to North Bay Medical Centre, where doctors found
part of his nose had been completely severed and he had a possible
The baby was transferred to Oakland’s Children’s Hospital, where
medical teams determined one third of the child’s nose had been ripped
off and that he had a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage.
It is not yet clear how the baby picked up these last two injuries.
The baby is now in a stable condition.
Fairfield Police said in a statement: ‘The criminal
investigation determined that the infant’s father had bitten the
child’s nose off out of frustration from the infant crying. The
investigation continues to determine how the infant sustained the
skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.’