Colo. baby bitten, shaken, smothered; Dad jailed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Lafayette, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a Lafayette baby is in critical condition after he was bitten, shaken and smothered, and his father was arrested on suspicion of child abuse.

Authorities say 2-month-old Jack Koller was hospitalized July 21 with a skull fracture, bruises and bite marks.

An arrest warrant affidavit says Jack has extensive brain damage and may not be able to walk, talk or feed himself if he survives.

His father, 26-year-old Benjamin Koller, is being held under $1 million bail at the Boulder County Jail. Prosecutors say they expect to formally file charges Friday.

District Attorney Stan Garnett says Detectives interviewed the baby's mother, 20-year-old Jennifer Schmidt. Prosecutors haven't decided whether to file charges against her.
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