Edinburgh man accused of throwing 6-week-old daughter across room, fracturing her skull
Bradley Eddleman charged with battery, neglect
Last Updated: 215 days ago
EDINBURGH, Ind. - An Edinburgh man has been arrested and accused of throwing his 6-week-old daughter across a room, fracturing her skull.
Bradley Kyle Eddleman, 23, and his wife took the infant to Columbus Regional Hospital on Oct. 8, and the girl was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis in critical condition, the Daily Journal reported.
Eddleman originally told police that his daughter had slipped out of his arms, hitting her head on the handle of her car seat.
But he later admitted to police that he was angry the infant wouldn't stop crying, so he threw her eight to 10 feet across the family's living room, where she hit her head on a wooden couch and went limp, according to a police report.
Eddleman told police he was scared after his daughter hit her head, but he saw she was breathing and moving so he didn't immediately take her to the hospital.
When Eddleman's wife got home from work, she heard the girl crying and noticed swelling on her head. She told police she wanted to take her daughter to the hospital, but that Eddleman said he was worried about going to jail.
When Eddleman left to visit a friend, his wife called a relative, who is a registered nurse, who told her to seek medical attention for the infant immediately, according to the police report.
Eddleman and his wife took their daughter to the hospital together, about nine hours after she hit her head, police said.
Besides the skull fracture, doctors found bruising and finger impressions along her back, knee and lower leg, police said. She has since been released from the hospital.
Eddleman was arrested on preliminary charges of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and neglect of a dependent.
He was being held Thursday at the Johnson County Jail.
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