US teen dad arrested for biting nose off infant | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Joshua Cooper. Photo from Fairfield Police
Joshua Cooper. Photo from Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, California — A teen father in California is under arrest after police say he bit the nose off his 1-month-old son because he was frustrated with the infant’s crying.


Fairfield police say 18-year-old Joshua Cooper was being held Friday in jail on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem.


Police say they received a call Thursday by a distraught woman who said her baby was bleeding from his nose.


Doctors later determined the child suffered a skull fracture, a brain hemorrhage and that one third of the child’s nose had been severed.


The child is in stable condition at Oakland Children’s Hospital.


Police say they are still trying to determine how the skull fracture and brain hemorrhage occurred.




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