An 18-year-old father was arrested in Fairfield, California after authorities say he bit off his one-month-old child’s nose because he wouldn’t stop crying.
The Fairfield Police Department says they received a “hysterical” call from a woman saying her infant son was bleeding from his nose. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the baby badly bleeding. The child’s 17-year-old mother was at the scene along with the father, 18-year-old Joshua Cooper.
The baby was taken to NorthBay Medical Center where doctors determined that in addition to the injury with his nose, the young child had suffered severe trauma to the head. The infant was then transferred to Children’s Hospital in Oakland where, according to Fairfield police Sgt. Troy Oviatt, doctors determined that he, “had suffered a skull fracture, a brain hemorrhage and that one-third of the child's nose had been severed off.”
Joshua Cooper was arrested for child cruelty and aggravated mayhem before being booked into Solano County Jail.
An investigation has already determined that Cooper bit his son’s nose off because the infant wouldn’t stop crying, but authorities have not yet determined why the newborn suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.