Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Grand Jury To Consider Child Abuse Case
A Putnam County grand jury will be deciding whether or not child abuse charges should be brought in the case of a two-year-old Cookeville boy who had bruises on his back side. The boy's mother and her boyfriend were investigated by police and the Department of Children's Services after his grandparents noticed the bruises. The child was reportedly examined at the local emergency room, where doctors said the brusing appeared to be the result of excessive punishment. The boyfriend told police that the child had been injured in a fall, while the boy told them he had been paddled. The grandparents now have custody of the child and his one-month-old baby brother.