Couple accused of abusing infant son enter not guilty pleas

Alexander Irwin (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Alexander Irwin (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Jessica Capponi (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Jessica Capponi (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A HardinCounty couple accused of abusing their 3-month-old son entered not guilty pleasin court on Tuesday.

Alexander Irwin, 18, and JessicaCapponi, 19, requested a public defender during their arraignment.

In February, the couple's infant sonwas rushed to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville with a skull fracture,broken ribs and multiple bruises. Doctors said he also was extremelymalnourished.

Irwin and Capponi are charged withassault and criminal abuse.

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