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Child fights for life, parents arrested

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Jessica Capponi (Source: Elizabethtown police) Jessica Capponi (Source: Elizabethtown police)
Alexander Irwin (Source: Elizabethtown police) Alexander Irwin (Source: Elizabethtown police)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A 3-month-old child fighting for his life and his parents are now in custody.

The child was rushed to Kosair Children's Hospital with a skull fracture, broken ribs, a broken femur and multiple bruises. The child was also extremely malnourished.

Doctors said the infant had not been seen by a physician since just a few days after his birth and weighed less than he did when he was born.

Elizabethtown police arrested the boy's parents Alexander Irwin, 18, and Jessica Capponi, 19.

The couple is charged with assault and criminal abuse.

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