A couple in South Carolina was arrested for beating their infant child and forcing a teething toy into the child’s mouth.
Fox Carolina reports that 21-year-old Billy Ray Hawkins Jr. and 19-year-old Rachael Jade Nicole Herron took their infant son to the hospital in Greenville on Aug. 14. The couple claimed that a teething toy had exploded in their child’s mouth, but police became suspicious when the evidence did not match their story.
The infant was found to have multiple fractures, including both arms, and several bruises on his body. His left eye was swollen shut.
The infant, meanwhile, was placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services.