Father charged after 3-month-old hospitalized for broken leg, fractured skull

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A father is facing charges after his 3-month-old child was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, fractured skull and evidence other bones had previously been broken, according to court records.

On August 16, a case manager with the Department of Child Services responded to Memorial Hospital about a 3-month-old child with a broken leg, skull fracture and healing fractures to two ribs, the pelvis and pubic bone.

Officers arrived to the hospital and spoke to the victim's parents, including his father, Cameron Garza.

Initially, the mother told police she was holding the victim when she tripped and fell, causing the victim's injuries, reports said.

However, the investigation revealed the mother was at work and the child was alone with Garza at the time the injuries were sustained, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The mother told police she was at work when she received a call from Garza stating the child had a broken leg. When she got home, Garza told her he had slammed the child into her car seat because she was crying and fussing, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Garza has been charged with domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person less than 14 years old and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury.

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