THE PROVINCIAL COURT of Murcia sentenced a mother and father to 4 years in prison this week after finding them guilty of child abuse.
In two horrifying episodes of abuse, the pair fractured the femur, tibia and fibula of their baby boy – who was only a few months old.
The events occurred in the family home between November 2013 and January 2014.
In the first incident, the baby suffered minor injuries to various parts of his body – such as his cheekbones, forehead, nose, lip and ankle.
The second incident saw the baby suffer serious injuries, having to stay in hospital for a two-week period thereafter to recover from a fractured femur and left tibia and fibula.
The court condemned both the mother and father as perpetrators of child abuse despite the pair pleading not guilty – claiming the injuries were caused by the baby himself with a rattle and later when he fell from his crib because one of the bars was broken.