Young Dad Slammed Baby's Head on Floor, Cops Say

Julian Alequin, 21, was charged Tuesday with aggravated domestic battery of a child under 13

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 7:03 AM CDT
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A 21-year-old father charged with slamming his baby girl’s head on the floor, attacking his girlfriend and biting police officers who arrived to the domestic dispute over the weekend is expected in bond court Wednesday 

Julian Alequin, 21, was charged Tuesday with aggravated domestic battery of a child under 13 in connection, a felony, for the Sunday night incident on the 2800 block of North Spaulding Avenue, a statement from police said.

He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic battery causing bodily harm, two counts of assaulting an officer and three counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, police said.

Aleguin was arguing with his girlfriend at about 10:40 p.m. when the dispute turned physical, police said.

"We’re all going to die," police allege Alegquin said, adding that he picked up his 1-year-old daughter and threw her to the ground, slamming her head twice on the floor.

Police who arrived on the scene attempted to detain him, but he "became combative" and bit both officers, Shakespeare District Sgt. Gerald Bremon said.

The infant suffered two skull fractures and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in critical condition, Bremon said.

The state Department of Children and Family Services was investigating allegations of abuse and neglect against the girl’s father, spokeswoman Karen Hawkins said.

The agency had no previous contact with the family, she said, and two of the girl’s siblings are now in the care of relatives.

Aleguin was taken to a hospital with a self-inflicted wound, but was later released into police custody, police said. The woman refused medical treatment.

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