SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. – A California father is facing charges after his 1-month-old son suffered a “catastrophic brain injury” and fell into a coma.
Sheriff’s officials say 23-year-old Christian Tressa claims he was watching the infant and his 1-year-old son at home when he says the baby fell from a rocking bassinet, which was on top of an ottoman.
The next morning, the baby had a bruise on his face, so Tressa called the child’s mother.
Authorities say the mother wanted the baby taken to the hospital immediately, but Tressa waited until the afternoon.
A short time later, the boy fell into a coma.
Tressa was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse involving great bodily injury resulting in a comatose state.