While a two-month-old child’s parents were allegedly engaged in a brutal confrontation, the baby was reportedly stabbed in the head and needed hospitalization for the injuries.
Wilson, North Carolina, residents 21-year-old Angel Marie Webb and 21-year-old Eusebio Munoz Jr. recently became new parents.
On May 27, Webb and Munoz Jr. allegedly began disputing early in the morning, and the discord reportedly led to Webb picking up a screwdriver and wielding it as a weapon towards her husband.
Their infant was in Munoz Jr.’s arms as Webb allegedly lunged at her significant other with the tool in hand, and the sharp end of the screwdriver reportedly stabbed the child in the skull.
The authorities were notified about the injured infant and dispatched to the home where they found the baby with a bleeding head, and hurriedly transported them to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
The injuries to the baby were reported as serious enough to require treatment from the intensive care unit, and it was determined that the child had suffered from a skull fracture as a result of the alleged incident.
After the police investigated the situation, they purported that Webb and Munoz Jr. would be held legally responsible for what reportedly transpired, and Child Protective Services was notified about the incident.
Webb was placed under arrest, and she is facing a felony charge for suspicion of child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury, in addition to a misdemeanor charge for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Munoz Jr. was also taken into custody, and he is expected to face charges for misdemeanor child abuse.
Both Webb and Munoz Jr. were issued a bond amount of $5,000.
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