Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head. The FacebookMore >>
Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head.More >>
The Department of Social Services says a 5-month-old boy, who was allegedly thrown to the floor by his father, has been released from the hospital and is in foster care.
The boy's parents, 23-year-old Alan Stilson and 30-year-old Rachael Felicia Encisco, are facing charges of unlawful conduct towards a child.
Stilson was charged earlier this month after police say he admitted to investigators that he angrily threw the child to the floor because he could not get him stop crying. According to investigators, Stilson waited two days before he called 911.
MUSC doctors said when they examined the child, he was suffering from a skull fracture, bleeding on his brain, bleeding on his retinas, a swollen and "shifting" brain, and a spiral leg fracture.
Police say when officers asked Encisco about her child's injuries, Encisco said she thought the child's left eye was red from crying, not from a brain injury. She cited one night in which she and the child's father, Stilson, had forgotten to turn on the baby monitor.
She said they could not hear the baby crying because the doors in the apartment were "soundproofish" so when she found him with a red eye the next day she assumed "he busted a blood vessel," according to reports.
The earliest record of the baby being hospitalized for abuse was on Nov. 25, when a physician spotted "hand-shaped" abdominal bruising. At the time, Stilson told doctors the bruise could have come from when he was holding the baby up in the air.
He also said he was sometimes rough with the child "because he is a boy."