Father now a suspect in baby’s death

The baby was just a month old Photo: Shutterstock

THE parents of a baby which died in Lleida after 13 days in hospital are under investigation for alleged manslaughter.

The month-old baby, died on November 18, after almost two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit at Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona, where he was admitted with serious injuries, thought to be caused by abuse.

The Mossos d’Esquadra were called in by doctors who suspected the child had been abused.

Both parents have attended hearings at a Cervera Court and police will now decide if the baby was killed intentionally or through negligence.

The baby’s mother, 18, already attended a hearing on November 12 as a suspect, while the father was simply questioned as a witness. She was released with charges of abuse and causing bodily harm.

The child suffered from “shaken baby syndrome”, which causes brain damage.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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