Infant's injuries lead to St. Cloud man's arresthttp://www.sctimes.com/article/20091020/NEWS01/110190046/1009/Infant-s-injuries-lead-to-St.-Cloud-man-s-arrest
BY DAVID UNZE • DUNZE@STCLOUDTIMES.COM • OCTOBER 20, 2009
A St. Cloud man faces first-degree assault charges after a baby was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with bleeding in her brain and other injuries consistent with child abuse.
Thomas Alan Lucking, 24, was arrested Friday morning and is expected to make his first court appearance on the charge Monday.
A court complaint charging Lucking indicates an 8-month-old girl was seen Oct. 12 at St. Cloud Hospital with new and old bleeding on her brain. The girl had bruises on her face, back and finger, and doctors noted an injury to her tongue despite the fact that she didn’t yet have any teeth.
Doctors also noticed a small acute subdural hemorrhage consistent with a history of severe trauma or abuse, according to the court complaint, and hemorrhages in the eyes.
Based on the injury to the child’s brain, she will be developmentally delayed, the complaint quotes doctors as saying.
Officers learned the girl was in the custody and care of Lucking when she sustained the injuries, according to the complaint.
That complaint indicates Lucking acknowledged he shook the girl. On Friday, Lucking admitted several instances of child abuse, including shaking her, squeezing her face, slamming her chin into her mouth, squeezing her tight against his chest where she could not breathe, slamming her down forcefully and jamming her face into a pillow.Technorati Tags: daughter,chin,chest,Infant,Cloud,article,DAVID,UNZE,DUNZE,STCLOUDTIMES,OCTOBER,degree,Hospital,brain,Thomas,Alan,appearance,complaint,girl,doctors,injury,tongue,fact,history,trauma,quotes,custody,injuries,Officers,instancesNote: Cross posted from [wp angelfury] A Human Rights Issue-Custodial Justice.