Father arrested after allegedly breaking newborn’s arms


YUBA COUNTY, CA (KTXL/CNN) – A father in California was charged with felony child cruelty after his newborn son was taken to an emergency room with fractured arms.

Deputies arrested Glen Haskell, 33, Monday night after doctors at a local hospital contacted them. Investigators say Haskell injured his 2-week-old son.

“The doctors were treating a 2-week-old baby that had bilateral spiral fractures to both of its arms,” said Lt. Wendell Anderson with the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives say Haskell’s initial reasoning for the boy’s broken arms didn’t add up, so they kept asking him questions.

The investigation revealed the baby had been shaken.

“The baby was crying, and the suspect in the case became frustrated and got the baby by both arms and shook the baby causing the injuries,” Anderson said.

The infant was transferred to a hospital in Sacramento, CA, where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.

Haskell was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $50,000.

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