2-month-old baby suffers multiple fractures in Texas abuse case
POSTED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 11:04pm
VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KETK) — A 2-month-old Van Zandt County baby was hospitalized recently after he was allegedly abused by family members.
According to Child Protective Services Spokeswoman Shari Pulliam, the child suffered at least 23 fractured ribs, 3 cranial fractures, two fractures in the arms and a fractured left femur.
On January 30, the baby was flown to Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He was released on February 3 to a foster family and is expected to recover.
No other children were in the home.
The following day, the mother, Kayla Fountain, 19, father, Sean Alsip, 21, and grandmother, Lejuana Alsip, 40, were all arrested and charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Each suspect's bail was set at $500,000.
CPS was first made aware of the situation when they were alerted to reports of abuse on their hotline.