Man Charged In Abuse Incident That Has Left A Baby In Critical Condition

A 23 year old Moberly man is being held without bond in the Randolph County Jail after admitting to striking a 10-month-old child causing critical injuries Saturday night.

According to the Moberly Police Department, it was learned the female child was being cared for at St. Louis Children’s Hospital after being transported there from Moberly Regional Medical Center. The child had sustained obvious trauma to her brain and signs of injury to the face and body.

Investigation revealed she had been left in the care of the man who told police he became angry with the child due to continual crying. He said he struck the child numerous times with a cell phone and a metal tool box.

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