Friday, May 2, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - A 23-year-old Norcross man was arrested this week for shaking and striking his infant son violently enough to fracture the child's skull, police said.
Miguel Antonio-Reyes is charged with felony cruelty to children for allegedly injuring and hospitalizing his 4-month-old son Monday morning. He remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.
Antonio-Reyes repeatedly shook his son and struck him in the head, causing retinal hemorrhaging, bleeding on the brain and a skull fracture, according to an arrest warrant.
The suspect and the child's mother took the baby to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where they told doctors the baby was having seizures and difficulty breathing. Following an examination, doctors determined the child showed signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome - a condition caused by violent shaking or impact with an infant's head, according to a police report.
Once stabilized, the infant was transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. An official there contacted Gwinnett police and the Division of Family and Children Services.
Gwinnett police spokesman Officer David Schiralli said the child is expected to recover.
"The investigator spoke with the doctor today," Schiralli said. "He said the baby will be fine."
Antonio-Reyes, a native of Mexico, is self-employed as a construction worker, according to jail records.