Baby With Broken Leg And Covered In Bruises Found In Dirty Motel Room

The two adults in the room, including the baby's mother, gave conflicting reports of how the baby was injured.

By Gina Tron

A bruised and broken one-year-old boy was found in a motel room in Georgia last week.

Police were called, after a witness saw the crying baby covered with bruises, with an Ace bandage on his leg.

According to NBC affiliate WXIA, when officers arrived at the motel room, 30-year-old Jeffrey Baird opened the door to reveal a room that reeked of alcohol and filth. The floor was full of clothing, empty beer bottles and old food containers. According to the report, Baird allegedly told police they just ran out of milk, so the baby's sippy cup was filled with Sprite.

18-year-old Chambless Shenandoah was holding the one-year-old boy, according to the report. She was also holding Baird’s 2-year-old daughter. Shenandoah is the biological mother of the 1-year-old and Baird’s girlfriend.

Officers reportedly said the boy had a large bruise on his forehead and right cheek. According to 11 Alive, his right leg was double the size of his left leg.

The child's penis was reportedly swollen and bloody.

Baird and Shenandoah were separated and asked how the baby was injured. The mother allegedly claimed Baird told her the the baby fell in the bathtub and hit his cheek two days ago. Baird allegedly told police that a walker collapsed on the child two days ago.

The boy was taken to a local hospital. He had a fever of 101.3 and a broken fever. He was then rushed to another hospital for further treatment.

Both Baird and Shenandoah are being held without bond at the Coweta County Jail on felony charges of aggravated battery and child cruelty. 

The 2-year-old girl was given back to her mother. Police said they saw no signs of abuse on the girl, according to the Newnan Times-Herald. The baby boy was released from the hospital to a foster family.

[11 Alive]

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