Baby Remains In Serious Condition

The 15 day-old victim of a suspected case of severe child abuse remains in serious condition at Pitt Memorial hospital with brain hemorrhaging and dislocated ribs.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged the child's father, 22 year-old Paul Buckley Junior of Sneads Ferry, with felony child abuse.

Deputies first responded to Onslow Memorial hospital on December 26th where they found the infant with bruises on his face, and a broken left arm.

Investigators said the parents told them the child fell onto the floor while Buckley was changing it's diapers.

Buckley is in jail under a $100,000 bond.


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