A despicable man has been charged with child abuse after his newborn baby had to be treated for 18 broken bones. Police arrested Lance Finner, the father of the 3-week-old girl, who could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. My mind cannot comprehend, not even for a minute, how someone can be capable of such violence against the most defenseless of human beings. 

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Luckily, the poor little angel is recovering from her injuries and she's expected to survive. In the meantime, the baby's mother and several of Finner's relatives claim he's innocent. An uncle even mentioned some kind of medical issue with the baby, but gave no details or explanations. 

However, if the baby's broken bones--all of which were from the neck down--were caused by some kind of strange illness, I think the medical staff at the hospital where she was treated would've been able to determine so. Instead, all they found was that at least three of the fractures were old and the remaining 15 had just happened. 

Police determined that Finner was taking care of his daughter at the time of the injuries, but have been unable to figure out how they occurred. According to at least one account, the baby's mother was sleeping and woke up to the sounds of her daughter crying. She must have sensed something was terribly wrong because she took her to a local hospital and was immediately transferred to Children's Hospital of Detroit. 

Child abuse cases are something I'll never get used to hearing. They break my heart each and every time. I pray to God that this little angel never ever has to suffer at the hands of those who are supposed to be her number one protectors. 

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Roxana A. Soto is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a first-grader and a preschooler. She loves languages, traveling and good food – especially if it's cooked by someone else.

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He looks Evil ......please don't allow baby girl to go back to him !!!!!
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