Man arrested for not taking 3-month-old child with broken leg to hospital
BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested for not taking his three-month-old baby to the hospital to be treated for a broken leg after hitting the child's mother.
The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 38-year-old Terrol Watson for domestic abuse battery/child endangerment and second degree cruelty to a juvenile.
On Thursday, Dec. 1 around 10:30 a.m., Baton Rouge Police Special Victims Unit detectives responded to an area hospital in regards to a three-month-old baby who was suffering from a broken leg.
The child's mother told detectives that on Monday morning, she and Watson argued and sustained a black eye after she was hit during the argument. The mother stated that during the argument she picked up their child and Watson pushed her into the kitchen sink causing her to drop the baby on the floor.
The child sustained a broken leg, but was not taken to the hospital for several days, according to BRPD. Watson told detectives that he did not take the child to the hospital to be treated because he was afraid that Child Protection would take his children away.
Watson was booked on the above charges.