A Bibb County grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Bibb County father Tuesday on a charge of child cruelty stemming from allegations concerning his 8-month-old son’s fractured skull.
Gabriel Ezekiel Byrd, of Wesleyan Drive, said he was holding the baby and dropped him while getting something out of the refrigerator May 10, said prosecutor Dorothy Hull.
The child’s mother later took the baby along when she went to pick up another child. She took him to the hospital after the baby became unresponsive, Hull said.
A doctor identified two areas of impact, two skull fractures.
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Department of Family and Children Services and law enforcement then became involved, she said.
Hull said the baby seems to be “doing fine now” and is in the custody of his mother. As a condition of Byrd’s bond, he’s not allowed to see his son.
Byrd was released from the Bibb County jail May 13 on $8,450 bond, according to jail records.
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