Hoover baby suffers brain swelling; mother’s boyfriend charged

HOOVER, Ala. — An Alabama man accused of seriously injuring his girlfriend’s infant son has been arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse.

Al.com reports Fultondale police and U.S. Marshals captured 28-year-old Karlos Antonio Parker in Hoover on Tuesday night.

Police Chief D.P. Smith says the 5-month-old was injured last week when he was left in Parker’s care while his mother went to work. Another relative picked up the child and noticed he was lethargic.

Smith says the relative took the boy to Children’s of Alabama, where doctors found swelling of the brain along with bruising to his head and back. The boy is now recovering.

The investigation showed the injuries happened while in Parker’s care. Police say Parker denies hurting the boy. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.

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