Docs: Parents arrested for shaking baby

Leydi Garcia (Provided Photo/ Bartholomew Co. Jail)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Two Columbus parents are facing battery charges after their 6-month old son went to the hospital.

Thursday, Police arrested 25-year old Pedro Lopez and 18-year old Leydi Garcia after they say each parent admitted to shaking their baby, Caleb.

Lopez and Garcia are being held at the Bartholomew County jail. They face charges of battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person less than 14 yrs of age and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injuries. Both charges are Cla

Court documents say a doctor who examined Caleb reported the baby had a number of internal injuries to his head and abdomen. He had three head hemorrhages,  two broken ribs, a lacerated spleen, a broken leg and a broken arm.

The doctor said, “no medical conditions that would cause this constellation of injuries.”

Baby Caleb is undergoing treatment at Riley Hospital for Children. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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