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Broken bones found on baby, couple arrested

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 24 2013 10:14:36 PM CDT
CHILD ABUSE
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -

Authorities have charged a Gaston County couple with child abuse after a hospital coordinator noticed the baby had a number of broken bones.
    
Mount Holly Police Chief Don Roper said the baby's parents, 25-year-old William Timothy Walker Jr. and 19-year-old Carmen Leighann Holden both face felony charges. Holden is free on $50,000 bond, while Walker remains in the Gaston County jail under $150,000 bond. It's not known if either have an attorney.
    
The two were arrested last week.
    
A police affidavit says the child suffered a severe skull fracture, broken forearm, broken leg and broken clavicle. The couple said the baby fell off a couch on July 4, but social workers say the injuries occurred over a period of time.