North Ala. man indicted for child abuse

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a father for child abuse and first-degree assault.

21-year-old Raymond Matthew McKinney of Phil Campbell was arrested in January on charges he injured his 4-month-old son.

The two-count indictment was returned this month. Investigators said the toddler was shaken and suffered a brain injury.

The infant is recovering since his released from Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

The defendant's mother, Ruby Faye McKinney, also faces a charge of intimidating a witness.

A prosecutor said both cases will go to court in 2009.

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