"Currently, he has to be supervised when he is with the baby"--who is still in hospital by the way. And why does this guy get to visit his victim in the hospital? Did the baby request visitation?
Father accused of shaking infant bonds out of jail
By BETH BURGER - email@example.com
MANATEE — A 28-year-old man bonded out of jail Saturday on a $4,000 bond after he allegedly shook his 4-month-old daughter in frustration.
Zenaido Baltazar of Bradenton was arrested Friday by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he reportedly confessed to shaking the child in frustration about a month ago, according to an arrest report.
The child remains hospitalized at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, according to court proceedings Saturday.
A doctor noted the baby’s injuries are consistent with being shaken, said Judge Doug Henderson in court.
Baltazar will have to go before the court on Monday for a shelter review to determine where the child should be placed, according to Child Protection Services caseworkers.
Currently, he has to be supervised when he is with the baby.
If the child is released from the hospital, she will be released to the mother.
Baltazar faces charges of aggravated child abuse for shaking the baby and child neglect for not following up with a call to 911 when the baby reacted from the April 29 incident, Henderson said.
According to the report, he told investigators the baby was crying and he shook the child for about 30 seconds until her arms went straight out and limp.
Baltazar has no prior record.
Beth Burger, criminal justice reporter, can be reached at 708-7919.