Girl, 6, found injured after Ore. home invasion

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland, Ore., man who stabbed an intruder during a home invasion learned later that his 6-year-old daughter had suffered a skull fracture.

The Oregonian reports that Dominic Castillo and his wife awoke early Tuesday to a noise in their home and found a man standing outside their young daughter's bedroom, holding a cast iron frying pan. Court papers say the stranger hit Castillo in the head with the pan, but after a fight that raged through the house, Castillo managed to grab a kitchen knife and stab the intruder, who fled.

Hours later, the little girl complained of dizziness and nausea. She was found to have a skull fracture, which doctors said was consistent with having been struck in the head with such a skillet.

A 26-year-old man, Michael Jerard Parker, was arrested Tuesday evening and arraigned Wednesday on robbery, assault, and burglary counts.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com