Kenner man arrested and charged with cruelty

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:      3/20/2015 

Kenner man arrested and charged with cruelty; infant child remains hospitalized

 Kenner - On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Kenner Police Department arrested Anthony Hamilton, 25, of 4221 Florida Avenue, Kenner, and charged him with the crime of second degree cruelty to a juvenile. 

 On Thursday (March 19th) Children’s Hospital notified the Kenner Police Department of a 3-month old infant having been admitted to the hospital by its parents.  The infant was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain, consistent with “shaken baby syndrome,” signs of previous bleeding from the brain in the healing stages, a fractured left clavicle in the healing stages, and several puncture wounds consistent with fingernail impressions which had developed scabs. 

 The child’s father (Anthony Hamilton) initially told investigators that he was changing the infant and had the infant’s legs up high when he noticed the infant’s eyes roll back.   Hamilton claimed to pinch the baby who then responded.  Hamilton advised he did not seek medical treatment for the infant. 

 At approximately 5:30 p.m., the infant’s mother arrived home from work and could tell something was wrong at which time both parents took the infant to Children’s Hospital.  Upon being confronted with the extent of the injuries, Anthony Hamilton then admitted he may have shaken the infant because he was nervous.   The Office of Community Services (Child Protection) has joined this investigation.  The investigation is ongoing. 

 At the time of this press release; Hamilton remains in custody; no bond has been set.   

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
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