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Parents questioned over abuse of 2-month-old son

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Police in Tokai, Aichi Prefecture, are questioning the parents of a 2-month-old boy after hospital staff reported indications that the child had been physically abused.

On Tuesday night, the parents brought their son to a hospital after he had lost consciousness, TBS reported. On Wednesday, hospital staff confirmed the infant had suffered a cranial fracture and contacted police who are questioning the parents.

The boy's 22-year-old mother was quoted by police as saying told officers that she had taken her eyes off her son momentarily before looking back and "seeing him completely lifeless."

Her husband, 30, said he was out at the time and received a phone call from his wife, saying the boy was ill.

The couple also have a 1-year-old daughter, police said, adding she showed no signs of any injuries.

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The boy’s 22-year-old mother was quoted by police as saying told officers that she had taken her eyes off her son momentarily before looking back and “seeing him completely lifeless.”

Wow! How amazing! She has experienced a devine intervention resulting in a skull fractures of her child. Unbelievable!

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While I think it is a very good thing that the hospital reported a suspicious injury, I think it is dangerous to rush to a judgement of guilt. There are many possible causes of such an injury that do not necessarily involve foul play.

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hospital staff reported indications that the child had been physically abused

It really depends on what these "indications" are. If there are bruises, then its a good indicator of abuse, seeing that a 2 month old baby isn't active enough to be able inflict bruises onto itself. But, even if there are definitive signs of abuse, it doesn't mean that the parents are the ones who are doing it

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What is wrong with you people? Did you not read the article? The mother said, she looked away for a minute and the kid miraculously developed a fractured skull. The baby is two months old! It is not even able to roll over by itself. How would he get a fractured skull if she didn't do it? As I said, it must have been devine intervention.

Did you also notice they have a one year old as well? They have a regular little baby factory going on.

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Did you also notice they have a one year old as well? They have a regular little baby factory going on.

So you have two children huh? Case closed!

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Let's hope it isn't what it usually is, and that honestly, the boy fell and got hurt by mistake.

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The mother said, she looked away for a minute and the kid miraculously developed a fractured skull. The baby is two months old! It is not even able to roll over by itself. How would he get a fractured skull if she didn't do it? As I said, it must have been devine intervention.

I agree with you it looks dodgy. But when my baby boy was 11 weeks old I put him in what I thought was a safe rocker crib designed for babies (Japanese brand from babies r us) and he managed to kick through the cover at the end that was just held in place by poppers and slip through it onto the floor in just a couple of minutes. He slid through the end and down on to the wooden floor. I don't think my feet touched the ground between snatching him up and arriving at the pediatricians office and thankfully he was fine. Not saying this woman isn't responsible - especially if there were other signs of abuse. But CAN actually see how an accident could happen even with a newborn in a crib.

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Had this been their first child I would be more suspicious of the mother. Just a skull fracture from child abuse is rare. Usually you have more symptoms than just a fracture. And don't forget that the skull of a two-month-old is still forming and is much easier to damage than later in life. I think there could actually be scenarios where the child lifts his head and in the process of plopping it back down causes damage. So I will not pass judgement on anyone in this article.

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hire a nanny ...

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