Detectives Arrest Suspect in Child Abuse Case

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WHEN: 2/1/2011, 10:45 p.m.

VICTIM: 16-month old, B/M

SUSPECT: Dwayne Poole, B/M, 09/01/87, 7919 North Lakeshore Drive #C, Tampa

CHARGES: Aggravated Child Abuse

DETAILS: The suspect threw the baby on the bed causing his head to hit the wall or dresser. The suspect also admitted to hitting the baby with an open hand and a belt which caused bruising on his buttocks and legs. This punishment was for playing near the electrical wall socket. Tampa Fire Rescue transported the baby to St. Joseph's Hospital. The victim sustained a skull fracture causing a brain bleed. According to doctors, the victim appears to be brain dead with a minimal chance of survival.