Baby Abused by Parents Now in Stable Condition

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Police say the one-year-old baby’s mother choked him and hit him on his face and legs, and his step-father burned him with lighters and cigarettes.

Guam – The one-year-old baby who was on life-support after his parents allegedly burned him with a lighter and choked him is now in stable condition, according to Guam Regional Medical City Acting Spokesperson Christine Quinata.

The child was brought in last week Tuesday night, his parents claiming that the baby may have choked on an object. But doctors were suspicious after noticing burns and bruises on the baby so they contacted police.

Crissy Jean Manley, 32, and Joe Bautista Duenas, 38, were arrested after police obtained a confession from the parents. Police say Manley put her son in a choke hold while her husband, the boy’s step-father, burned the baby with a lighter and cigarettes.

The attorney general’s office reported that the baby suffered from internal hemorrhaging and had to undergo surgery.

Manley is being held on $500,000 cash bail and was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, child abuse and family violence. Duenas’ bail was set at $300,000 on charges of aggravated assault child abuse and family violence.