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Warrants: Raleigh infant had skull cracked by father, was breastfed while mom was on drugs

Posted October 15, 2019 5:19 p.m. EDT
Updated December 19, 2019 8:10 a.m. EST

— A 5-month-old was seriously hurt by both parents on Sunday, according to arrest warrants.

The child suffered a skull fracture and had bleeding on her brain, one warrant states. She also was breastfed after her mother had taken cocaine and benzodiazepines, a second warrant states.

Fernando Escobar, Sutchity Escobar-Belmonte, Raleigh child abuse

Fernando Lobania Escobar, 36, of 12200-206 Limebay Lane in Raleigh, was charged with intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, while Sutchity Escobar-Belmonte, 25, was charged with negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

Escobar was being held in the Wake County jail under $500,000 bond, while Escobar-Belmonte was being held under $200,000 bond.

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