A Dallas court will determine whether abused baby should remain on life support.
Wired PR News.com — A motion has been filed in a Dallas County court to remove a 6 month old baby from life support, as reported by The Dallas Morning News. The child was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center last month by his parents, David Cesar Coronado Sr. 23 and Ruthy Marie Chabolla 22, after he stopped breathing. Although he was revived, David Coronado Jr. was found to have severe brain damage. The baby also had dozens of fractures, severe spinal cord injuries, forty two skeletal injuries, his hands and feet pulled and crushed, and human bite marks with one finger bitten to the bone. His parents were arrested on December 23 and charged with injury to the child. Both remain in Dallas County jail under $500,000 bond.
As noted by the Dallas Morning News, according to a CPS report, Ruthy Charbolla said the marks on the baby’s feet were from rubbing them together, and the bruises on his body were from the buttons on his onesies. However, Charbolla admitted to biting her child, but claimed it was in a playful manner. She also told detectives her husband sometimes dreams he is fighting and may have hit the child while asleep with him in bed. A doctor at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas is quoted as stating, “Overall, David has a pattern of injuries indicative of repeated severe and violent traumatic events.” The motion was filed by the baby’s court appointed guardian and could be decided on next week.