New Mexico mom arrested after infant suffers skull fracture

June 1, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say her 4-week-old infant suffered skull and rib fractures.

Las Cruces police say Elvia Hilaria Dorado was arrested Thursday following an investigation into the boy’s injuries.

According to police, the 27-year-old Dorado and her boyfriend took their son to a Las Cruces hospital Sunday after claiming the young boy fell from a bed. Doctors discovered the infant had a fracture to the left side of his skull and was transferred to El Paso Children’s Hospital for more advanced care.

Dorado told investigators her son fell from the bed and landed on a pile of clothes and a heating pad.

She was charged with child abuse and ordered held without bail.

It was not known if Dorado had an attorney.

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