Sheriff: 2-month-old stabbed in head as parents fought
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A 2-month-old is hospitalized with a skull fracture after being stabbed in the head during a fight between the baby’s parents, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to a home early Wednesday after a 911 call indicated an infant was bleeding, The Wilson Times reported Thursday.
Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Wanda Samuel said Eusebio Munoz Jr. was holding the 2-month-old baby when 21-year-old Angel Marie Webb attempted to stab him with a screwdriver and hit the infant in the head instead.
The infant was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and is being treated in the pediatric intensive care unit, Samuel said, adding that the Wilson County Department of Social Services was notified and is investigating along with law enforcement.
Webb is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, and Munoz is charged with misdemeanor child abuse. Both have been released from jail. It couldn’t be determined Thursday if either parent has an attorney.