17 year father bites baby repeatedly on the back, baby requires hospitalization, other injuries are detected as well. Now he's fighting for custody (baby has been placed in foster care pending a hearing). Oh yeh, mother is 15 years old! Great future ahead for this kid if returned to parents.
Teenage Father Admits Biting Baby
Miranda Charged With Serious Bodily Injury To A Child
POSTED: 8:48 am CDT May 16, 2007
SAN ANTONIO -- In an interview with KSAT 12 News on Thursday, a 17-year-old boy admitted that he repeatedly bit his 5-week-old baby girl.
Anthony Miranda told KSAT 12 News that the incident happened at his daughter's great-grandmother's house three weeks ago.
Miranda said he and his baby, Salyne, were in a bedroom, where he bit her upper back repeatedly.
"I admit what I did was wrong," he said. "I never should have taken it out on a baby."
Salyne was transported to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, where she was treated for injuries in six different areas of her back, a police affidavit stated.
Miranda told police and KSAT 12 News that he bit his child because he was angry and frustrated with the baby's 15-year-old mother. He also blames physical and mental problems.
"I take a lot of medication, insulins," he said.
Miranda has been charged with serious bodily injury to a child.
Salyne is in foster care, but Miranda said he plans on fighting for custody of her.
"Of course, with all my heart," he said. "That's my first child."