A man in the Bronx is in custody after his two 6-week-old twins were discovered badly injured in his apartment. The New York man faces charges of aggravated assault and child endangerment. The male child is not expected to survive, but the female child may yet pull through. No court date has been publicly announced as yet, but the man will be accompanied by criminal defense representation when he faces the charges.
According to the police report, the 27-year-old man is believed to have seriously beaten both infants, causing internal bleeding and broken bones. The children’s mother took them to a hospital in New Jersey around 5 p.m. the afternoon of Oct. 23. When they were examined, the children were found to have fractures in thigh and leg bones, as well as head injuries. The boy is in critical condition, but the girl has been stabilized for the moment.
When the man came to the hospital on Oct. 25 for a visit, he was arrested by police and charged. Family members are stunned, with the man’s mother telling police she could not believe her son capable of such violence. She further noted that she had detected no tension between the man and the children’s mother in the weeks leading up to the alleged attack.
Of course, charges of this magnitude are a serious matter, especially when the victims involved are the children of the accused. A guilty verdict in this criminal defense case could mean jail time, not to mention the New York man being removed entirely from his children’s lives if they both survive. However, cases like this are rarely as simple as they seem, and it will be the purview of the man’s defense attorney to carefully review any evidence the prosecution plans to bring forward in court.