Man charged with felony child abuse after son's head injured
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with felony child abuse after his 6-month-old son suffered severe head injuries at home.
The Kansas City Star reports that 32-year-old Michael C. Nagel has been charged with one count of felony child abuse.
The charge stems from a Sept. 1 incident in which Nagel called 911 to report that his son was injured. Court documents said that emergency crews found the boy breathing abnormally and without a pulse.
After the boy was transported to a hospital, a doctor told police the boy's symptoms were consistent with having been shaken. Nagel told police he dropped the child.
Nagel was arrested Sept. 1, and Clay County prosecutors filed the charge against him Tuesday.