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8-Week-Old Boy Faces Severe Head Trauma After Abuse: Parker County Sheriff

Kaleb Ray Eisenmann was charged with injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury

An 8-week-old boy has severe head trauma injuries after a 20-year-old man is accused of hurting the baby, Parker County Sheriff's Office said.

Kaleb Ray Eisenmann was arrested and faces injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said.

Eisenmann, 20, told law enforcement that "he got frustrated when the infant was crying and he could not get him to stop," the Sheriff's Office said. Eisenmann implicated himself when speaking to investigators.

"I didn't slam him in the bed," Eisenmann told investigators. "But I put him down really kinda hard[sic]," according to the Sheriff's Office.

Kaleb Ray Eisenmann is charged with injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

The boy's mother went to work on Feb. 14 and left the 8-week-old, who is named Jax according to the family's GoFundMe page, and her two other children, ages 2 and 6, with Eisenmann, the Sheriff's Office said.

Eisenmann called her and told her Jax wasn't breathing right due to a cold, the Sheriff's Office said. When the mother got home, she saw Jax was lethargic, pale and not acting normally.

Jax had a seizure as they went to a hospital in Azle. He was transported to Cook Children's Medical Center for treatment and is currently listed in critical contiion in the intensive care neo-natal unit, the Sheriff's Office said.

Jax suffered severe head trauma and his injuries are consistent with abuse, the hospital staff told the Sheriff's Office.

The two other children were later released to their mother, who is not considered a suspect.

"Our hearts go out to this injured infant and his family," Sheriff Fowler said. "Cases like these are emotionally difficult for everyone involved. We are praying for the best possible outcome."

Eisenmann's bond was set at $50,000 and he was still in the Parker County Jail as of Saturday night, the sheriff's office said. The case is still under investigation.

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