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Two Texas parents landed in jail after their infant son was found with multiple “non-accidental” fractures that they ignored for weeks, according to police.
George Jones and Amanda Camilla Wright-Jones of McGregor near Waco were collared Thursday after police alleged they took their 5-month-old to McLane Children’s Hospital with fractured arms and legs, according to the Waco Tribune.
With days-old injuries, the 24-year-old parents finally brought their son in for medical treatment in early October after his aunt noticed his side was red and swollen.
The infant had fractures in his left tibia, right distal femur, proximal left humerus and right distal humerus, an examination found.
“The conclusion was the injuries were of a non-accidental nature and the injuries to the tibia and humerus had occurred approximately 10 to 14 days prior to being examined,” according to the arrest affidavit.
“The injuries to the distal femurs were less than 10 days old at the time of the diagnosis.”
Wright-Jones reluctantly told investigators that she and her husband had hoisted the child up by his arms to try to get his to stand, the affidavit notes.
She did not explain why she waited so long to seek medical care.
Jones told police he’d accidentally tried pulling the child out of a car seat without realizing he was still strapped in.
He jerked the boy “pretty hard” and “heard a ‘pop'” – but didn’t bother bringing the infant to a doctor, investigators said.
The young parents were taken into custody after McGregor police handed the case over to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
They were both hit with injury to a child charges and sent to jail on $25,000 bond.
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