A 7-week-old is still hospitalized after allegedly suffering broken ribs and internal injuries at the hands of his parents. The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged 20-year-old Kamryn N. Kerr and 18-year-old Ashlee N. Wethington, both of the 4,000 block of Braden Street in Granite City, with Aggravated Battery to a Child and Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.
State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says his office is working on placing the child in protective custody:
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Police were called to the Gateway Regional Medical Center Emergency Room Monday after the infant was found to have multiple rib fractures and internal injuries. Aggravated Battery to a Child is a Class X felony, punishable by 6-30 in prison. Kerr and Wethington are being held on $200,000 bond each.