GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) - Montcalm County prosecutors have issued child abuse warrants for two adults in the case of a 2-year-old Greenville girl who had to be put on life support after receiving a severe closed head injury.
Samantha Slater and her boyfriend, Ben Wilkins, will be charged with first and second-degree child abuse after Slater's daughter, Brooklyn, was seriously injured while at her home on March 24.
Court records show that Wilkins waited at least an hour before calling 911 to report that Brooklyn was unconscious from the injuries.
Initially, Wilkins and Slater told 911 dispatchers that Brooklyn had fallen off the bathroom sink that she had climbed on while in a "timeout."
According to court documents, Wilkins later told police he had made up stories about what happened because he didn't want the authorities to get involved.
The March incident wasn't the first time that Brooklyn was treated for severe injuries.
Back in 2012, a police report stated Brooklyn was treated for injuries that doctors called the result of abuse. The police report stated Brooklyn, then just a baby, had been "hit multiple times severely in the face, neck, and ear area on her body."
Following the 2012 incident, Brooklyn was removed from her home, but her mother later regained custody of her.
Brooklyn is still in a hospital, recovering from her injuries.
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