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Glendale man arrested after hospital discovers baby's injures

Posted September 11

— An injured infant's injuries discovered by hospital employees lead to the arrest a Glendale man.

Maricopa County Sheriff Dept. deputies arrested 21-year-old, Carlos Gomez Belmonte, after he admitted to throwing and shaking a 6-week-old boy last week.

According to court paperwork, sheriff deputies were notified by employees of Abrazo West Valley Hospital Friday around 10:30 p.m. about an injured 6-week-old boy who was brought into the hospital by his mother that night.

The child's mother told hospital employees that the boy's legs were swollen and he wasn't moving much. She said she thought is was reaction to a mosquito bite.

When the boy was looked over, employees of the hospital discovered he had a broken leg and broken ribs. Sheriff officials were called in to interview the baby's mother.

She told sheriff officials that this past Tuesday night she had seen her boyfriend,Belmonte, pick the boy up and slam him down onto the bed. She said the boy seemed to be in pain as he was screaming and crying out afterward.

Sheriff deputies interviewed Belmonte and he admitted to throwing the boy onto the bed. Belmont is being charged with 1 count of child abuse.


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