Parents charged after claiming baby injured by ‘exploding’ teething toy
WLOS News 13
August 18, 2016
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A Greenville couple was arrested after their 5-month-old son was taken to Greenville Hospital with broken bones and other numerous injuries.
Racheal Jade Nicole Herron, 19, and Billy Ray Hawkins Jr., 21, are both charged with child abuse with great bodily injury to a child.
Police records show the couple took their 5-month-old son to the emergency room over the weekend, claiming a teething toy had “exploded” in his mouth.
According to arrest warrants, doctors say when the boy arrived at the hospital, both of his arms were broken, his left eye was swollen shut, and he had numerous bruises and cuts over his body.