Police say there is no change in the condition of a seven-week-old baby fighting for her life after being seriously injured in a suspected case of child abuse last week.
“She is still alive at this point,” Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Theresa Rath said late yesterday.
Two 23-year-old parents who reside on Gottingen Street in Halifax have been charged with aggravated assault for alleged abuse against their infant daughter. IWK Health Centre is referring all media inquiries on the baby’s condition to Halifax police, who aren’t releasing the exact injuries the child suffered.
However, police are stating the baby sustained life-threatening injuries from the alleged abuse and sources indicate her condition is grave.
The mother and father were each charged with one count each of aggravated assault on Saturday. They have been remanded until their next scheduled court appearance tomorrow morning in Halifax.
The parents were arrested Friday morning at their residence, about 12 hours after police say they called 9-1-1 in regards to an injured person, who turned out to be their baby.
If the child's condition worsens and she dies, police could upgrade the charges, Rath said.