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Couple Charged With Abusing 7-Month-Old Baby

Posted August 22, 2006 7:51 a.m. EDT

— A couple accused of abusing a 7-month-old boy, including breaking his bones, faced child abuse charges on Tuesday.

The infant's mother, 23-year-old Amanda Childress, and her boyfriend, 19-year-old Josh Robles, were in court in Nash County. Each faces three counts of felony abuse.

The baby is in a hospital with a fractured skull, ribs and leg. Investigators said he has new and old injuries. Once released, the child will go into the custody of the Department of Social Services.