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Baby girl left with 18 new and old fractures, father now charged with child abuse
6:23 PM, Nov 4, 2013
6:29 PM, Nov 4, 2013
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WXYZ) -
Lance Finner, 29, is accused of abusing his three-week old baby girl after, we're told, health care professionals discovered 18 broken bones on the infant.
Fifteen of the fractures are new and three are old, according to Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.
Finner was arraigned Monday on one count of First Degree Child Abuse and his bond has been set at $2,000,000.
Investigators say Finner was "caring for the child when she became injured."
We're told Finner and his wife live in the basement of a home on Comet Street in Mount Clemens.
Wickersham tells 7 Action News that the wife awoke to the cries of her baby Thursday and that's when she and Finner took her to a local hospital.
Health care workers had the baby transferred to Children's Hospital in Detroit where she continues to undergo treatment.
We're told the baby is expected to survive, but her condition remains unclear.
According to sheriff's investigators, Finner was charged in connection with a fight in 2011, but it's unclear how that case was resolved. And in 2008, we're told, Finner pleaded guilty to a charge of Malicious Destruction of Property.
A conviction on First Degree Child Abuse can result in life sentence.