A fire in Limestone County claimed the lives of a man's dogs Tuesday morning, but the man got out with the help of a gun.
A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition. Police said his father may have choked him.
Maurice Cartwright is charged with aggravated child abuse.
Doctors had to rush the toddler into emergency surgery to treat life-threatening injuries. They said the child had brain trauma, severe bleeding, and showed signs of being choked.
Cartwright said he didn't do anything wrong. He told officers he noticed his son having trouble breathing when he went to wake him up from a nap.
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