Oklahoma father accused of abusing 5-month-old

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Ricky Garcia, Source: Nixle

HOLLIS, Okla. – An Oklahoma father is accused of abusing his 5-month-old daughter.

Officials say the 5-month-old is in critical condition at OU Children’s Hospital.

Doctors told investigators the baby has multiple bruises on her head and body, a fractured right arm and left leg, and retinal hemorrhages.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday, the baby’s mother took her to the emergency room in Hollis, Oklahoma.

She was eventually flown to Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, and was then transferred to OU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Witnesses told investigators the child’s father was the only one who had contact with the baby when the abuse occurred.

The baby’s father, 21-year-old Ricky Garcia, was arrested on one count of child abuse.

His bond was set at $500,000.