Colorado father fractures skull of 2-month-old with ‘pretty hard’ punch

By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:36 EDT
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Daniel Kim (El Paso County jail)
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A Colorado man has admitted to police that he “snapped” and hit his two-month-old son with “basically everything I could throw,” fracturing the infant’s skull.

An affidavit obtained by KRDO shows that Daniel Kim, 22, said he punched his son, Ezra, “pretty hard” after he woke up to hear crying.

Kim recalled that afterward, Ezra began crying at a lower pitch and lost some use of his right arm. The father reacted by applying ice to his son’s head.

Ezra’s mother, Brittany Johnson, returned from work around noon and took the boy to urgent care after she “found bruising on both cheeks, a soft, flat spot on the right side of his head and the baby’s right arm not moving,” according to The Gazette.

The child, who suffered a skull fracture, was reportedly in stable condition after being taken to Memorial Hospital.

Kim is facing charges of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. He is being held at the El Paso County jail with bond set at $25,000.

Watch this video from KRDO, uploaded March 20, 2012.


(H/T: Denver Westword)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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