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Father arrested for infant's factured skull

East Texas infant in critical condition

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 1:07pm

TYLER- Smith County Officials now say the boy's father admits to hitting the child in the head out of frustration while under the influence of alcohol.

23-year-old Saul Lino is now behind bars charged with injury to a child.

Lino's bail is set at $500,000.


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TYLER - What started off to be a nose bleed for a two month old has turned into something far worse.

Authorities say the incident happened on County Road 328 in Smith County. The child, authorities say had a bloody nose and a cut lip.

Child Protection Services made the call to Deputies after the child was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler and later transferred to Children's Hospital in Dallas.

The child's father told Deputies the baby's sibling a 13 month old girl was jumping on the infant while they were in their crib. After the father picked up the child, he told deputies he accidently dropped the baby on the floor.

Deputies tell us the father of the child has a history of assault.

The case is still under investigation and no arrest have yet been made but, they do believe alcohol could have contributed to the child's injuries.

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