A Georgia man is charged with killing a 16-month-old child while staying in Las Vegas with his girlfriend.
According to an arrest report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to UMC Trauma around 11:30 a.m. April 12 after getting reports of an infant that was brought to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The man who notified emergency crews about the child's condition, Antonio Bridges, was taken into custody due to the suspicious circumstances of the incident. Police also had an electronic warrant from the State of Georgia for Bridges. In an interview with police, Bridges said that the warrant was for a parole violation.
The LVMPD arrest report states that the child had a skull fracture, a bleeding brain, a lacerated liver, and a fractured arm due to blunt force trauma. On April 15, the child was taken off life support.
An investigation revealed that Bridges, his girlfriend, and her child came to Las Vegas from Georgia and stayed at Circus Circus hotel-casino. After a few days, all three went to stay with the girlfriend's extended family.
While they were staying with family, the girlfriend became ill and had to be admitted to the hospital, where she remained for multiple days.
The investigation indicated that Bridges was taking care of the infant when the child received its injuries.
Bridges faces child abuse and murder charges.