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POLICE: MOTHER, BOYFRIEND CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE AFTER INFANT SUFFERS 27 BROKEN BONES

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A Georgia woman and her boyfriend have been accused of child abuse after her infant daughter was discovered to have suffered 27 broken bones.

Authorities say 30-year-old Jessica Miranda Coffey brought the 2-month-old baby to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin. Doctors noticed the infant had suffered broken bones as a result of apparent blunt force trauma.

Medical experts determined the child suffered 27 broken bones in what looked like old and new injuries.

Police interviewed Coffey and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Phillip Luke Norman, but both said they didn’t know anything about the injuries. Investigators are now working to piece together how she was hurt.

Coffey and Norman, who live in Milner and Barnesville, respectively, were charged with first-degree cruelty to children and could face additional charges. Both were denied bond.

The infant is being held at a hospital as she recovers from her injuries. Coffey reportedly has other children who are being cared for in the custody of the state.


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