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7-week-old seriously injured, man charged with abuse

Robert Elvin Elliott III, 21, is charged with aggravated child abuse. (Source: LCSO) Robert Elvin Elliott III, 21, is charged with aggravated child abuse. (Source: LCSO)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Tennessee Valley man was charged with abusing his own baby. The child is in the pediatric care unit of Huntsville Hospital.

Robert Elvin Elliott III, 21, is charged with aggravated child abuse. Sheriff's investigators arrested him at a home on Airfield Street.

An investigator from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office listed the injuries the 7-week-old girl is said to have sustained, which are serious and in line with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Authorities said the 7-week-old has a brain hemorrhage, swelling on the back of her head, bleeding behind one eye, and a bruise above an eye. She also has fractured ribs which were already healing, which indicates that particular injury occurred earlier.

Investigators said the baby's mother was asleep Saturday when Elliott woke her up to tell her the girl was unconscious. The baby has been in and out of consciousness while in the hospital.

Elliott is in the Limestone County Jail with bond set at $75,000.

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