January 13, 2009
Christopher Dodson - Colorado Springs Man Hit 4-Week-Old Infant So Hard, He Cracked Her Skull. Takes A Second Swing
Colorado Springs, Colorado (The Weekly Vice) Christopher Dodson, a 25-year-old Colorado Springs man was arrested after police say he hit his 4-week-old daughter so hard, he fractured her skull.
According to El Paso County authorities, Dodson was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony child abuse.
Police officers were contacted by Memorial Hospital staff Monday evening after treating a child that had been admitted for serious head trauma. Emergency workers told investigators that the infant, who's name is Marisa, suffered from a fractured skull and bruising on her head.
Although Dodson allegedly claim a coffee cup had fallen on the baby's head, investigators say he eventually admitted to striking the child twice when she wouldn't stop crying.
Dodson was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Jail. No bail has been set at this time. The child's mother is not being charged, however the investigation is considered ongoing.
The child is currently still being treated in the hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Here's a set of instructions to the mentally inept, neanderthal males who cannot seem to figure out how to resist beating on their child's head.
1. Set child down. 2. Walk away.
Or you could opt for the last resort plan: Call wife or girlfriend to come watch child, then beat your own skull.
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