Jerry Carrier, of New Hampshire, allegedly became frustrated when he couldn’t pass a level on a video game and shook his 3-month-old son, who was taken to a hospital and taken into state custody. The boy had once before been rushed to a hospital after Carrier allegedly shook him two weeks prior.
A New Hampshire dad twice exploded into a rage and violently shook his baby son after getting angry with a video game, police said.
Jerry Carrier allegedly took his frustration of not being able to pass a certain level out on the tiny 3-month-old tot on two separate occasions in less than two weeks, reports WMUR.
The 26-year-old is accused of first shaking the newborn at a home in Newport on Jan. 5.
Paramedics were called to the property and found the infant “clearly in distress,” reports the New Hampshire Union Leader.
He was rushed to New London Hospital and released, but was readmitted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center the following day when he couldn’t keep his food down.
Two weeks later, on Jan. 19, Carrier allegedly shook the youngster again at a house in Charlestown, reports the Union Leader.
The baby’s mom found her son unresponsive, blue and not breathing.
Cops were called and the baby was again rushed to hospital, where doctors discovered his injuries were from “non-accidental trauma.” The baby was taken into state custody.
Carrier, who was taken into custody on Feb. 6 for a separate parole violation for another assault, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree assault.
During questioning, he reportedly confessed to the crimes.
“He was having trouble getting past a level of one of the games he was playing and got frustrated,” he told cops, according to Newport police Sgt. Buddy Rowe.
It’s not known what game he was playing. If convicted, he faces seven years in prison.