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NEW INFO: Couple charged after infant hospitalized with broken bones

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Oscar Gonzales, 29 Oscar Gonzales, 29
Alexzandria Sellers, 25 Alexzandria Sellers, 25
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Two people have been arrested and charged with child endangerment and injury to a child.

Alexzandria Sellers, 25, and Oscar Gonzales, 29, were arrested by U.S. Marshals and Lubbock police Wednesday afternoon.

On the morning of July 21, Lubbock police responded to Covenant Women’s and Children’s ER to assist Child Protective Services in reference to an injured four-month-old baby. 

According to police, Sellers brought her child to the ER after she noticed swelling to her leg.

The assisting nurse told police the infant had a bi-lateral fracture to the collar bone and a fracture to the right femur. Investigators say there is no clear evidence of what caused the injuries, but are consistent with abuse.  Court documents also indicate the child had lost more than half a pound since her weigh in two weeks prior.

A statement from the doctor indicates “the baby lost from 3 kg down to 2.58 kg - a reasonable parent would have sought medical care.”

At first, investigators say Sellers and Gonzales both denied knowledge of the infant's injuries or how she could have gotten them.

Sellers eventually called police after the child was hospitalized and told investigators Gonzales admitted to her he had placed the child's arms behind her and took photos of her with her arms pinned back.

The warrant indicates a search of a cell phone shows images of the baby's arms behind her. According to the report, their two-year-old son tested positive for methamphetamine.

Sellers and Gonzales were arrested due to the severity of unexplained injuries to the infant.

Investigators says the two-year-old was placed in a foster home and the infant was kept in the hospital for surgery.

 

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