KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Brian McGregor
man arrested and charged with cruelty; infant child remains hospitalized
- On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Kenner Police Department
arrested Anthony Hamilton, 25, of 4221 Florida Avenue, Kenner, and
charged him with the crime of second degree cruelty to a juvenile.
Thursday (March 19th) Children’s Hospital notified the Kenner
Police Department of a 3-month old infant having been admitted to the
hospital by its parents.
The infant was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain, consistent with
“shaken baby syndrome,” signs of previous bleeding from the brain in the
healing stages, a fractured left clavicle in the healing stages, and
several puncture wounds consistent with fingernail impressions which had
child’s father (Anthony Hamilton) initially told investigators that he
was changing the infant and had the infant’s legs up high when he
noticed the infant’s eyes roll back.
Hamilton claimed to pinch the baby who then responded.
Hamilton advised he did not seek medical treatment for the
approximately 5:30 p.m., the infant’s mother arrived home from work and
could tell something was wrong at which time both parents took the
infant to Children’s Hospital.
Upon being confronted with the extent of the injuries, Anthony
Hamilton then admitted he may have shaken the infant because he was
nervous. The Office
of Community Services (Child Protection) has joined this investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.
the time of this press release; Hamilton remains in custody; no bond has