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Four Oaks infant injured; father charged

Posted April 26, 2011 4:48 p.m. EDT

— A 19-year-old Johnston County man has been charged after his 2-month-old son suffered severe head injuries, authorities said Tuesday.

Favian Zapata, of Four Oaks, was charged with felony child abuse. He was being held in the Johnston County jail under a $60,000 bond.

Authorities said Zapata and the baby's mother took him to Johnston Medical Center on April 15, claiming that Zapata had accidentally dropped the child.

The baby suffered multiple skull fractures, and doctors told investigators that the injuries weren't consistent with a fall, authorities said.