New York Girlfriend and Boyfriend have been dating for over six months.
Girlfriend is 32 years old, a foster parent of a 17 month old Baby and a 9 year old girl, and the mother of an 11 year old girl.
Boyfriend is 19 years old.
Girlfriend left Baby in Boyfriend’s care while taking the two girls to school.
When Girlfriend returned home, Baby was unconscious and in respiratory distress.
Baby was later diagnosed with broken ribs and a ruptured spleen, and was assessed as being in critical condition.
Baby’s injuries are under investigation by authorities.
Law enforcement authorities suspect that Baby’s injuries are the result of Boyfriend beating Baby.
Boyfriend turned himself in to authorities and is now under arrest on charges of assaulting Baby.
According to accounts of third parties, Boyfriend believed that Baby needed to grow “tougher”.
Yet Girlfriend reportedly insisted that Boyfriend is “good” to her children.
Prior to the suspected beating, Baby had been recovering from prenatal heroin addiction and doing well in foster care with Girlfriend.
In fact, Baby’s adoption by Girlfriend is underway.
It is unknown whether recent events jeopardize the adoption.
Read more in this New York Times article: Arrest Made in Beating of a Child in Brooklyn.