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No bond for man charged with shaking, hitting 2-month-old daughter

Dmel Hughes  |  Chicago Police photo

Dmel Hughes | Chicago Police photo

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Updated: November 22, 2013 6:25AM

A man from the Hermosa neighborhood admitted violently shaking, squeezing and hitting his nearly two-month-old daughter, prosecutors said Sunday.

Dmel R. Hughes, 25, of the 1800 block of North Karlov, has been charged with aggravated battery of a child. He appeared in bond court Sunday, where Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered him held without bail.

Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Lucafo said the girl was taken Thursday to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Doctors found her injuries included a fracture in the left side of her skull; a lack of oxygen to the brain; fractured ribs; a fracture of her right collarbone, and corner fractures on her left shoulder and right femur. She also suffered seizures and had elevated enzymes in her liver and pancreas and a burn on her tongue.

Lucafo said Hughes admitted that he shook the baby violently, yanked her right leg; threw her onto a bed headfirst and into a television remote control; squeezed her so hard she passed out, and hit her head on a doorknob.


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