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Parents charged with aggravated assault against their own baby

Police lawyer Liv Heidi BjerkmoPolice lawyer Liv Heidi Bjerkmo.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / Scanpix

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A couple from Ski has been charged with having subjected their five-month-old baby to aggravated assault. The boy has been admitted to Ullevål Hospital with serious head injuries.

– It is about injuries to his head. Since there is still a lot of investigation left, I will not go into detail about the injuries the child sustained, said police attorney Liv Heidi Bjerkmo from the East police district to news agency NTB.

Her mother testified that the five-month-old boy was injured in an accident, said her defense, lawyer Ann Gunn Edvardsen.

His parents were both placed in custody for two weeks with visiting and post restraint in Follo District Court Monday. They have been in arrest since Friday and have been through several interviews this weekend.

– My client does not acknowledge guilt, and is considering appealing the detention order. He did not even understand the basis for the indictment. He is distraught and devastated over what has happened, said defender of the child’s father, lawyer Harald Jahren.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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