Two Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

February 13, 2012 Updated Feb 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A Fort Wayne mother pleaded not guilty in her initial court appearance Monday morning, in a horrific case of child abuse.

Last week, hospital staff called police after 21-year-old Holly Brooks took her 2-year-old son to the hospital when he had a seizure.

But the doctors found the boy had three brain hemorrhages, burns and other marks on him.

Police arrested Brooks and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Amilcar Estrada.

They're each charged with a B-felony, Neglect of a Dependent Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

Estrada is scheduled to have his initial appearance Tuesday.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.