U.S. Marshals searching for father accused of abuse; toddler son on life support
MIDFIELD, AL – The U.S. Marshals have been called into help with the search for a father accused of abusing his son, who is now in Children’s Hospital on life support.
“It’s just a really tough situation now and the only thing I can say is everybody just try to really pray for this baby, and maybe, you know, miracles happen, so, it could happen…”
“Frankly, it’s going to take a miracle for this baby to survive,” said Jefferson County District Attorney Bill Veitch. “But I hope and I pray that it will.”
The Midfield toddler is on life support after allegedly being beaten by his own father, 25-year-old Dominic Moore.
Investigators say Moore is facing aggravated child abuse charges after two incidents that happened at his home.
Moore’s two and a half year-old son was first taken to Children’s of Alabama friday with a broken femur, he was treated, then sent home. But then on Sunday night, the boy was brought back to the hospital with more severe injuries and head trauma, and was put on life support.
Veitch says while he’s seen child abuse cases before, this one is really hard to deal with.
“It’s just a really tough situation now and the only thing I can say is everybody just try to really pray for this baby, and maybe, you know, miracles happen, so, it could happen,” he said, “The baby could survive this. I certainly hope that he does.”
Veitch says if the child doesn’t survive, the charges against Moore will be upgraded to capital murder. When Moore is arrested, he will be held on $500,000 bond.