Kent couple accused of abusing their baby



KENT, Wash. (AP) — A young Kent couple is jailed, accused of abusing their 5-week-old son.

Police say the 19-year-old mother is charged with child assault and mistreatment and the 20-year-old father is charged with mistreatment.

Police said Thursday they were called July 16 after the parents took their baby to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. He was suffering seizures and admitted in critical condition. The baby’s condition has stabilized but the long-term effect of his injuries remains to be determined.

Police say the mother admitted failing to feed the baby and hitting him in fits of anger.