Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Father Charged with Felonious Child Abuse

Terrell Nelson
Terrell Nelson, 27, was arrested early this morning and charged with two counts of felony child abuse- inflicting serious injury.  Nelson is accused of abusing his two 3-month old daughters.

CMPD says the investigation into the child abuse started on Friday after the baby girl's mother, LaShonda Young, found her child unresponsive and called 911.  The baby, Cy'mone Nelson, was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where she was diagnosed with head trauma, facial bruising, left eye damage and a subdural hemorrhage.

After this incident, DSS interviewed the father and checked the other two children for injuries.  Doctors found non-accidental injuries on both of the girls, Caileigh & Cy'mone Nelson but the boy was left unharmed.  According to a search warrant, the injuries to both girls were consistent with "felonious assault" and "non-accidental trauma."

LaShonda Young, the mother of the triplets, told police that she witnessed Terrell Nelson "place tape on the infants pacifiers on more than one occasion,"  During a search of the home, police took pacifiers and roll of tape on the loveseat.

Terrell Nelson is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail on a $70,000 bond and the two infant girls remain in the hospital.