Father Accused Of Abusing Two Week Old Son

A father is under arrest after deputies say he injured his newborn son because he was crying.

James McPhail of Richlands is charged with child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

Onslow County deputies say the 22-year-old man intentionally squeezed his then two week old son because he cried during diaper changes. The infant had multiple rib fractures that were healing, a femur fracture and a current rib fracture.

McPhail's bond was set at $25,000.

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