Police: 6-week-old baby seriously injured, parents arrested

Police in Connecticut have arrested the parents of a seriously injured 6-week-old baby who is not expected to survive. (Hartford Police)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - High bail has been set for the parents of a seriously injured 6-week-old baby in Connecticut who is not expected to survive.

Twenty-three-year-old Edwin Babilonia and 20-year-old Ashley Perez were arraigned Friday on charges including cruelty to persons and leaving a child under 12 unsupervised.

A Superior Court judge set bail at $500,000 for Perez and $750,000 for Babilonia.

A public defender for the couple says the injuries suffered by the infant were accidental.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley says the baby was taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center on Thursday with cranial bleeding, severe bruising, rib fractures and a collarbone fracture.

The baby continues to receive emergency care, but Foley says police "believe this case is headed to a fatality."

Babilonia and Perez are being held on $500,000 bond each. It was not immediately clear if they have a lawyer.

Prosecutors say additional charges are possible.

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