Baby Who Police say Was Abused by Parents Remains in Critical Condition

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The mother, meanwhile, is being held on $500,000 cash bail while the step-father is being held on $300,000 cash bail.

Guam – A one year old child who was allegedly abused by his own parents remains in critical condition at the Guam Regional Medical City, according to GRMC Spokesman Kevin Kerrigan.

 

The baby boy was brought in Tuesday night after his parents, 32-year-old Crissy Jean Manely and 38-year-old Joe Bautista Duenas, claimed that he choked on an object. But doctors were suspicious of the situation after they noticed burns and bruising on the baby.

The police were called in and were able to get the parents to admit to abusing the baby. Duenas told police that he witnessed Manley put the baby in a choke-hold while the mother admitted to hitting her baby on his legs and face.

Both also confessed to using lighters and cigarettes to burn the baby.

The two appeared in Superior Court yesterday. Manley is being held on $500,000 cash bail on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, child abuse and family violence. Duenas is being held on $300,000 cash bail on charges of aggravated assault, child abuse and family violence.