Relatives Arrested In Injured W.Va. Infant Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia State Police say they've arrested two relatives in connection with injuries suffered by a 5-week-old infant.

Police say 23-year-old Morgantown resident Jessie Louis Duran was arrested and released on bond after a court appearance Tuesday.

He faces two felony counts of child abuse causing bodily injury and one count of child neglect causing risk of injury.

No one immediately responded to a message left for Duran on Tuesday.

Police say the infant suffered a fractured skull and leg and several broken ribs.

Police say they arrested another relative, Morgantown resident Amanda Duran, earlier this month on a charge of obstructing a felony investigation.

A working telephone number for Duran could not be located.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Kelly Location: Parkersburg on Mar 28, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    that baby is so innocent and has no idea whats going on.this is why we have cps-but they didnt protect this baby.these ppl should be locked up for good. i hope that baby will be ok-god bless that child..
  • by Anonymous Location: Parkersburg on Mar 26, 2010 at 02:13 PM
    That little girl is in foster care. But,the only ones that can see her is the people that did this to her tell me why this is even right?
  • by Kayla on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    This is just sick, How could you harm a child like that. I have a daughter and I wouldnt ever imagine even laying a hand on her more than a small pat on the rear end. It makes me sick People like this deserve a more harsh punishment.
  • by agree on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    tammy i agree with you fully. but the liberal judges in this land are so soft on crime they will only slap their wrist, if they do get jail time, they will be out in no time.
  • by julie Location: pksbg on Mar 25, 2010 at 07:14 PM
    i really dont understand how ppl that do this kinda stuff could get out on bond..
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 at 05:40 PM
    as for noone in this little girls family gettting her how can you say that this couple didnt live close to family andi know for a fact that the grandfather is a good person and he was up at morgantown everyday with this baby and hopen for her recovery dont judge everyone in the family because of the parents
  • by Brian Location: NC on Mar 25, 2010 at 08:35 AM
    Amen to the comment about sterilization. Both of these people(if you can call them that) deserve to be in prison for life and sterlized the way some still do livestock, without anesthesia.
  • by cindy Location: parkersburg on Mar 25, 2010 at 08:32 AM
    Well I hope and pray that no family member gets this child and is put up for adoption to a loving family. There are many good families out there who would love to have a child. Also I think the court system should put a stipulation on tyrants such as these to be sterilized so they cannot have any more children and inflict harm as they did on this innocent child. I'm with Tammy - inflict the same pain on them as they did this innocent child.
  • by Shelly Location: Walker on Mar 24, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    What is wrong with people? This little child had no way to defend itself. What a horrible thing for a child to have to go through. I pray this little baby is placed with a permanent family that will give it unconditional love and lots and lots of smiles and hugs.
  • by charlene Location: pburg on Mar 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    they should be in prison for life and should be beat like they did that poor inncent baby people make me sick when they are mean to kids i have 3 kids of myself
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