PINELLAS PARK (FOX 13) - A Pinellas Park father was arrested after officials found his infant had more than 20 rib fractures.
The one-month-old girl’s parents admitted her to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives said the mother and suspect, Daniel Nixon, originally said the infant had digestive problems and a bruise on her leg. However, officials noticed inconsistences in Nixon’s statements.
He later admitted he intentionally squeezed the infant at least twice out of frustration because she was crying.
He was arrested on Thursday for aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm. The infant was released from the hospital and is with a relative.