A Kentucky couple found themselves behind bars today after it's been alleged that they abused their week-old baby. According to reports the baby was take to a Louisville hospital with injuries so severe the police had to be called in.
Officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit were sent to Norton Children's Hospital early Monday morning after the baby was brought in.
Police say the child had a broken humerus, a broken right and left radius, a broken right tibia, and a broken left and right femur. The baby also had a bruise on the left side of his head.
The boy's mother, 26-year-old Amanda Yff, allegedly told officers that "I can't believe I hurt my baby this bad." She said she and the boy's father, 30-year-old Brent Bishop, had been the only ones who had been caring for the baby since he was born.
According to an arrest report, Yff told the police that she had fed the baby at home, and then Bishop took the baby into another room for a few hours. She said he then brought the baby back to her and she fed the boy again, before she fell asleep.
When she woke up, she said she could not find the baby. She said he was eventually discovered face-down on the floor, next to the bed. Of course this story doesn't fit the child's injuries so, the police decided to do a search of the couples home.
The police made a trip to the Canterbury Court home that the couple shared wand found what they suspected to be cocaine and suspected methamphetamine, as well as prescription pills, marijuana assorted drug paraphernalia and a firearm, according to an arrest report.
At this moment there has been no toxicology report released for the child's parents but police have said they believe the drugs found inside the home were meant for sale.
Both Yff and Bishop were arrested and charged with complicity to criminal abuse. Additionally, Bishop faces several drug trafficking charges.