Alexander Irwin (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Jessica Capponi (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The parents
of a newborn who investigators say was nearly starved to death and severely
beaten were formally charged on Friday.
Alexander Irwin and Jessica Capponi of
Elizabethtown are charged with assault and criminal abuse.
Doctors say the couple's
three-month-old son weighed less than he did when he was born, had a skull
fracture, broken ribs and bruises all over his body when police brought him to
Kosair Children's Hospital in late February. The child has since been released
to a foster family.
Irwin and Capponi were still in police
custody on Friday.
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