GADSDEN, Ala. — An Alabama couple is facing aggravated child abuse charges after authorities said their baby suffered a broken wrist and 12 fractured ribs.
According to WBRC and WTVM, Etowah County sheriff’s deputies arrested Gadsden residents Kylar Markley, 22, and McKayla Allen, 19, on Sept. 3 in connection with the 2-month-old child’s injuries. They were released after posting a $50,000 bond each, the news outlets reported.
Authorities learned of the baby’s wounds in July after the infant stopped breathing and was taken to a Birmingham hospital, according to WBRC. Doctors believe that the rib fractures and wrist break, which was healing, “occurred on at least three different occasions,” WBRC reported.
The infant is now safe, the Sheriff’s Office said.