Raleigh infant suffers 18 fractures at hands of parents, warrants say

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Raleigh Parents Accused of Fracturing Infant's Bones

A Raleigh man and woman are facing felony charges after they allegedly caused 18 fractures to their baby’s femur, arm, rib, and other bones.

Diamon Navaye McPherson, 26, and Jasmine Spruill Monte, 27, of Raleigh were arrested Saturday and each charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury. 

Warrants and court documents say the 7-week-old’s parents intentionally caused 18 fractures to the baby including the child’s femur, arm, rib, and scapula.

The incidents happened between Dec. 22, 2018, and Feb. 15, 2019, according to an arrest warrant.

McPherson and Monte are being held under a $200,000 bond each. 

If they post bond, they are to not have any contact with the infant and stay away from any place where the child may be. 

The parents were scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon. 

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