Infant critical

father charged in beating

March 03, 2010|By Justin Fenton

A 2-month-old boy was in critical condition at a Washington hospital Tuesday with skull fractures after his 19-year-old father hit him while the infant was in his mother's arms, police said.

Detective Kevin Hagan, a Baltimore police spokesman, confirmed that police were called for a domestic complaint about 11:10 p.m. Monday at the boy's home in the 2900 block of Spellman Road in Cherry Hill.

According to charging documents, Daryl Taylor broke through the bathroom door and struck the mother and baby with a closed fist after the mother locked herself and the child inside.

The boy suffered fractures to the right side of his head and the mother had a cut lip, police said.

Hagan said the victims were taken to Harbor Hospital, and the boy was transported to Children's National Medical Center because of a lack of available beds at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Court records show Daryl Taylor was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and second-degree child abuse, resisting arrest and related charges. Police said he refused to get into a police cruiser and kicked and tried to pull away.


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