Teen parents charged in infant's death

September 13, 2010 10:01:32 AM PDT
Child abuse is suspected in the death of a Bridgeport baby.The baby boy's teenage parents are charged with his death.

Police have charged Joel Ballard and April Bainter, both 18 and of the 900-block of W. 32nd Place, with aggravated battery and child endangerment.

Their baby, 3-month-old Joel Bainter, was rushed to the Mercy Hospital Wednesday with broken ribs and a fractured skull. He died the following day at Children's Memorial Hospital.

An autopsy determined he died from abuse.


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