An Idaho man, who threw his infant baby out of frustration, was sent to prison Monday (May 4).

According to local reports, the four-month-old baby was taken to a local hospital on Jan. 6 with injuries. When asked, the parents told the doctors that the infant had fallen off her father’s lap. Due to the severity of the injuries, the infant to taken to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Medical tests revealed that there was bleeding in the baby’s brain. The baby had several-week-old injuries due to which there was blood around the brain and bleeding blood vessels in the eyes.

The parents were detained for interrogation during which the father, identified as 33-year-old Charles Wade Miller, confessed to throwing the infant on his bed out of frustration. When asked about the older injuries, the man said a similar incident took place in November.

He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of injury to a child. He pleaded guilty to one charge and the second one was dismissed by the prosecutors as part of the plea agreement. He was sent to jail Monday and was also asked to pay $1,645.50 in fees and fines.

The incident comes less than a month after a Louisiana man was arrested for throwing his 5-month-old son multiple times on the floor. The infant’s mother, who was at work, called 911 and said the baby’s father told her that the infant had stopped breathing. The baby was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and doctors told the investigators that the injuries were consistent with child abuse.

The father, identified as 21-year-old Brian Young, confessed to abusing his son. The accused said he threw the infant multiple times onto the ground and struck the infant’s head against the metal bars of a swing set. A search warrant was executed on his home during which the authorities found drugs. The accused was taken into custody and charged with second-degree cruelty to juveniles, possession with intent to distribute and having a controlled substance in the presence of a minor.

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