Father convicted of causing brain damage to infant son

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – A jury has convicted a Hastings man accused of causing brain damage to his son.

Adams County District Court records say 26-year-old Angel Gutierrez-Huerta was found guilty Wednesday of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury.

Hastings police say Gutierrez-Huerta took the baby to the emergency room at Mary Lanning Healthcare on Feb. 5 last year.

Doctors there and others later at Omaha hospital found bleeding around the 7-month-old boy’s swelling brain and bleeding behind both eyes.

A court document also says doctors found a skull fracture and a spinal cord injury.

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