Friday, March 14, 2014
An 18-year-old black man has been arrested for biting the nose off of his infant son
Police received a phone call from a hysterical female saying that her infant child was bleeding from its nose. Doctors determined that the infant’s nose had been severed and that the child had possible head trauma. Later, doctors determined that the 1-month-old infant had a skull fracture, a brain hemorrhage, and a third of the child’s nose had been severed off. The father, Joshua Cooper, had bitten his son’s nose off out of frustration over the infant crying. It was unclear how the child suffered the fractured skull and brain hemorrhage. Cooper has been arrested and charged with child cruelty and aggravated mayhem.