Dad EDWARDO CHRISTY has been arrested on child abuse charges for "allegedly" bashing the head of his crying infant son. It appears that Daddy may have been annoyed because his video game was interrupted.
It's no surprise that a high number of young men are into violent video games and the like. But it is ridiculous that we expect these same young men to be tender nurturers of infants and young children, and to essentially take on a traditional mother's role--since mothers these days are more or less expected to go back to work as soon as they can manage to walk. You know, so they support their deadbeat video game-addicted boyfriends and husbands.
Updated: 7:47 PM Nov 22, 2010
Man arrested for allegedly hurting son over video game
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on child abuse charges after his young son was seriously injured.
Posted: 5:19 PM Nov 22, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A 20–year–old father of two is facing felony child abuse charges. Authorities say he hurt his infant son over a video game.
Edwardo Christy was arrested November 18. Authorities say at first he lied and said the baby fell off the couch. But after failing a lie detector test admitted that he hurt the baby.
Christy told authorities he was playing a video game and when the infant wouldn't stop crying he picked him to take him upstairs and accidentally hit the baby's head on the wall and "knocked him out."
Christy says the baby stopped crying and didn't show signs of life so he threw water on his face.
According to an affidavit, the injuries could result in a moderate to severe brain injury.
The baby is at Children's Hospital.
Christy is being held on a $60,000 bond.
To read the full arrest affidavit, click on the document link above.