Lawrence, Mass. man accused of severely beating infant in NH

January 1, 2014, 7:04 am
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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts man is accused of severely beating his girlfriend's 10-week-old son in New Hampshire.
    
Nashua police say 20-year-old Enrique Santiago of Lawrence, Mass., repeatedly squeezed, slammed and shook the infant on numerous occasions while his girlfriend was at work, and once swung a pillowcase holding a tablet computer into the baby's face.
    
The baby was hospitalized Dec. 26, and is in critical condition with leg and arm fractures, broken ribs and bleeding on the brain. Police said he is expected to survive but will have potentially lasting disabilities.
    
Santiago was charged with multiple counts of assault and is being held on $1 million bail. It was not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer. He is due in court Jan. 2.

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