Condition of 11-Week-Old Infant Remains Stable

 

June 7, 2012 – 9:56am

 

Defendant Tyrell Abney during a brief break in court proceedings at the Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Magistrate Court, Judge Pat Casados found probable cause that Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos committed the crime of child abuse in the first degree last month against his infant son.

Abney, 18, faces a mandatory 18 years in prison if convicted.

It came out during the hearing that although originally reported to be 11 weeks old when the alleged abuse occurred May 16 at the family’s Gold Street apartment, the infant was actually eight weeks old at the time.

“He is a leap year baby,” said the infant’s mother Nicole Allison. “His name is Riley Bernard Abney … Bernard is a family name … he was born Feb. 29 and weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.”

Details of Wednesday’s trial including testimony from an expert witness, conditions of Abney’s release pending trial, and a conversation with the infant’s mother will follow in the Los Alamos Daily Post later today.

TYRELL ABNEY

May 16 at 6:53 p.m., / Police arrested Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los Alamos at the police station and charged him with abuse of a child causing great bodily harm.

Infant in ICU

May 18, 2012 – 11:16am

Police report this morning that the 11-week-old infant whose father admitted injuring him on Wednesday when he wouldn’t stop crying, is in the Intensive Care Unit at UNM Children’s Hospital.

Police also said this morning that the total extent of the infant’s injuries have not yet been determined.

 

The baby’s father is locked up in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond issued by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.

Below is the story detailing the events involved in the arrest of the infant’s father:

Los Alamos Police have arrested Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los Alamos this evening and charged him with abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm.

Abney’s fiancée Nicole Allison contacted police at 1:18 p.m. today to report that she was driving up to Los Alamos when she received a call from Abney saying that he had dropped their 11-week-old son at their Gold Street Apartment and that the baby wasn’t doing well.

Police arrived at the apartment and determined that Tyrell had taken the baby on foot across Trinity Drive to Los Alamos Medical Center.

Los Alamos Police Detectives reported seeing at least three areas that were injured on the head and face of the baby. Also, a doctor indicated that the injuries did not appear to be from a fall, according to the police report.

Tyrell voluntarily went with police to the police station and he ultimately admitted slapping the baby across the face and dropping him from about four feet off the ground and hitting his head on a partially open door.

The baby has injuries consistent with brain injury and both he and his mother were airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

Tyrell is being held in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

Check back for more on this developing story.

May 17, 2012

Police report that as of 3 p.m. today, the 11-week-old infant whose father admitted slapping and dropping him Wednesday, remains in stable condition at UNM Hospital. The baby’s father is locked up in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond issued by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.

Below is the story detailing the events involved in the arrest of the infant’s father:

Los Alamos Police have arrested Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los Alamos this evening and charged him with abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm.

Abney’s fiancée Nicole Allison contacted police at 1:18 p.m. today to report that she was driving up to Los Alamos when she received a call from Abney saying that he had dropped their 11-week-old son at their Gold Street Apartment and that the baby wasn’t doing well.

Police arrived at the apartment and determined that Tyrell had taken the baby on foot across Trinity Drive to Los Alamos Medical Center.

Los Alamos Police Detectives reported seeing at least three areas that were injured on the head and face of the baby. Also, a doctor indicated that the injuries did not appear to be from a fall, according to the police report.

Tyrell voluntarily went with police to the police station and he ultimately admitted slapping the baby across the face and dropping him from about four feet off the ground and hitting his head on a partially open door.

The baby has injuries consistent with brain injury and both he and his mother were airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

Tyrell is being held in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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