The parents of a 2-year-old boy are facing charges after it was reportedly discovered that their child was underweight, starving, riddled with broken bones, and suffering a brain injury.
21-year-old Jade Newman, and Delane Bostic, 25, live in Fayetteville, North Carolina and have a toddler son.
Earlier this month, Newman and Bostic brought their son to the hospital for medical attention.
When he was initially assessed by the medical staff it was reported that the boy had more than one injury, in addition to appearing underweight and malnourished.
After x-rays were taken and reviewed, it was learned that the child had broken ribs, as well as several fractures to his skull. Additionally, the child weighed in at a mere 18-pounds, and medical staff purported that he had been so deprived of nutrition that he seemed to have resorted to eating his own feces.
When the authorities were made aware of the condition of the toddler they reviewed the details of the situation, and they determined that Newman and Bostic were likely the parties responsible for the youngster’s reportedly deplorable state of well-being.
Newman and Bostic were both placed under arrest for the allegations on January 30, and each has been charged for suspicion of one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury. After booking, they were both incarcerated in the Cumberland County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 secured bond.
Newman and Bostic each stood before the court in Fayetteville for the first time regarding the allegations on January 31.
When news outlets interviewed neighbors of the family the people said that they didn’t expect Newman and Bostic, who reportedly have two other children in addition to the alleged victim, would have treated their son in that manner.
The boy’s current medical condition has not yet been made public.
If you or someone you love is suspected of child abuse, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.