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Suspect charged for serious injury of 8 week old child in Struthers

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STRUTHERS, Ohio - Police have filed charges in a case that resulted serious injuries to an 8 week old child.

Bond is set at $150,000 for 32-year-old Robert Purfey  Jr., who appeared in Struthers Municipal Court today on one count of child endangering.

The charge comes in connection with injuries sustained by the eight week old baby at a Park Avenue home.

Police say the young victim is hospitalized in critical condition, and on life support at Akron Children's Hospital.

The police report does not specify how the child received the injuries.

Struthers police say one of their officers was summoned to the hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday to investigate a case of possible child abuse, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Police collected evidence that includes a blood-stained bath towel, a blood-smeared pair of stainless steel scissors, and a baby wipe that was dislodged from the  infant's throat.

The 71-year-old grandmother of the baby is listed as a witness to the incident.

Mahoning Children Services has also  been called into the investigation.

Stay connected with WFMJ.COM and 21 News for more on this developing story.

 

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