Manhattan Infant On Life Support, Suspected Victim Of Shaken Baby Syndrome

A 3-month-old infant was on life support after he was found unconscious in his mom’s NYCHA apartment on the Lower East Side, the suspected victim of shaken baby syndrome, police sources said Tuesday.

The 30-year-old boyfriend of the infant’s mom was baby-sitting the boy Monday. When the mother returned to her apartment in the Vladeck Houses on Water St. about 8:15 p.m., she found the infant unconscious and called 911.

Medics rushed the baby to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, where he was listed in critical condition. Investigators suspect he suffered shaken baby syndrome, sources said.

The boyfriend was in custody and was still being questioned Tuesday night, sources said.

“A lot of police and EMTs ran into the apartment,” building tenant Luis Ortiz, 22, told the Daily News.

“A female EMT came out with the baby in her arms. It was a little tiny baby. It didn’t look like it was moving. They put oxygen on it to bring it back. Then the guy ran out with them to the hospital.”

A female tenant who did not want to give her name described the family as having moved into the building “with all their stuff in trash bags from a shelter.”

“All kinds of people were in and out of the apartment,” she said, alleging there was drug dealing and marijuana smoking in the hallway. She also charged she heard “screaming of the children from the beatings.”

The neighbor said besides the infant, a young girl and a young boy also lived in the apartment.[More New York] NYPD vehicle strikes pedestrian in the Bronx, critically injuring her »

A email requesting comment from the Administration from Children’s Services was not immediately returned Tuesday night.

This article was originally published by NYDailyNews.com.

Scott Juceam is one of the leading advocates against Shaken Baby Syndrome. Scott’s life changed when his daughter Hannah was shaken to death by her nanny in 2006. Since then, Scott has dedicated his life to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse.

To learn more about me, please visit my website at www.ScottJuceam.com or you can click here.

Documents Sought In Baby’s Death

A judge is considering a subpoena for documents in the death of a two-month old infant in July.

Michael Dawson is accused in the death of his son, Gannon, on July 23.

Dawson’s attorney has subpoenaed the Washington County Children’s Services for documents relating to the child’s condition shortly before his death.

But a representative of the children’s services agency said in court Thursday those documents are confidential and could only be provided under certain exemptions.

Judge Mark Karenyi is to consider whether the documents can be released to Dawson’s attorney, and whether they will only be allowed to be viewed in private.

A Marietta man accused of killing his 2-month-old son by shaking him is scheduled to go on trial in October in Washington County Common Pleas Court.

A grand jury indicted Michael A. Dawson Jr., 31, on murder and endangering-children charges on Aug. 5, following his arrest by Washington County authorities on July 26.

According to online court records, he pleaded not guilty during a hearing in Common Pleas Court on Aug. 6 and a trial was scheduled for Oct. 7.

Dawson’s son, Gannon, died on July 26 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, where he was taken after being treated at Marietta Memorial Hospital. The baby suffered a skull fracture; a broken collar bone that was already healing; seven to eight broken or fractured ribs in various stages of healing; and new and old hemorrhages that were consistent with shaken baby syndrome, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Dawson remains in the Washington County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

A Marietta man remains jailed on a murder charge after authorities said his 2-month-old baby died Sunday at a Columbus hospital of injuries apparently caused by his dad shaking him.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael A. Dawson, 31, on Sunday, and he was arraigned Monday morning in Marietta Municipal Court. A judge set his bond at $500,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for 1 p.m. on Aug. 5.

Deputies were called to 101 Longacre St., Marietta, on Thursday to investigate a report of a 2-month-old baby not breathing.

The baby, Gannon Dawson, was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital and then flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, authorities said.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies were told that Michael Dawson came home about 8 a.m. after working 13 consecutive days. The baby’s mother, Megan Wiggins, was asleep, and Dawson said that the baby had colic.

Dawson told investigators he picked up the baby and began feeding him. Soon after, the baby began vomiting and having trouble breathing. That’s when he said he woke up Wiggins and told her to call 911 while he started giving the baby CPR.

After the baby was taken to Marietta Memorial, the sheriff’s office said hospital employees were “highly” concerned that the baby had been abused, noting that Dawson’s account of what happened was not consistent with the baby’s injuries, which included bruising under or around his chin.

After the baby was taken to Nationwide Children’s, the sheriff’s office said detectives received notification of a skull fracture; a broken collar bone that was already healing; seven to eight broken or fractured ribs in various stages of healing; and new and old hemorrhages that were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Liver damage and bruising to the bowels were also reported.

The sheriff’s office said detectives interviewed Dawson and Wiggins at the hospital in Columbus, and they agreed that the baby had not been dropped or been injured in a car accident. They also said the baby had not been left in the care of anyone else.

Wiggins also confirmed to detectives that the baby did not have any medical problems at birth.

Meanwhile, Dawson, according to the sheriff’s office, told detectives several times that he “never did anything to Gannon intentionally or just to be mean to him” and that he did not do anything intentionally to hurt his son.

This article was originally published by WTAP.

Scott Juceam is one of the leading advocates against Shaken Baby Syndrome. Scott’s life changed when his daughter Hannah was shaken to death by her nanny in 2006. Since then, Scott has dedicated his life to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse.

To learn more about me, please visit my website at www.ScottJuceam.com or you can click here.

Woman Arrested In Connection To Infant’s Death

A Hillsborough County woman faces charges of first-degree murder after autopsy results showed a two-month-old child left in her care died of injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome, deputies said.

The criminal investigation began in April 2019, when physicians from St. Joesph’s Hospital notified deputies of the baby’s injuries, which left the child paralyzed, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The child remained hospitalized until dying on March 20.

A child abuse investigation was launched into Brienna Craig, which wrapped up Wednesday and led to her arrest. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the child’s cause of death as a homicide.

It’s unclear if Craig is the mother of the child.

“This is absolutely tragic and our anger toward Craig is immeasurable,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement. “The thought of an innocent child suffering at the hands of a grown adult is horrifying and unthinkable. Although nothing will bring this child back, we will ensure Brienna Craig is punished for her evil actions.”

This article was originally published by the TampBayTimes.com.

Scott Juceam is one of the leading advocates against Shaken Baby Syndrome. Scott’s life changed when his daughter Hannah was shaken to death by her nanny in 2006. Since then, Scott has dedicated his life to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse.

To learn more about me, please visit my website at www.ScottJuceam.com or you can click here.