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Georgia mother, boyfriend charged with child abuse after infant suffers 27 broken bones: report

Written by on February 16, 2021

A Georgia woman and her boyfriend have been accused of child abuse after her infant daughter was discovered to have suffered 27 broken bones, according to a recent report.

Jessica Miranda Coffey, 30, brought the 2-month-old baby to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin last week, where doctors noticed the infant had suffered broken bones as a result of apparent blunt force trauma, according to jail records and local affiliate FOX 5 Atlanta.

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Medical experts determined the child suffered 27 broken bones in what looked like old and new injuries, according to the report.

Police interviewed Coffey and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Phillip Luke Norman, but both said they didn’t know anything about the injuries, the report states. Investigators are now working to piece together how she was hurt.

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Coffey and Norman, who live in Milner and Barnesville, respectively, were charged with first-degree cruelty to children and could face additional charges, according to jail records and the record. A police department spokesperson did not respond to Fox News’ requests seeking comment and confirmation.

Photo proved by Walter Geiger with The Herald Gazette, Barnesville

Photo proved by Walter Geiger with The Herald Gazette, Barnesville (Walter Geiger, The Herald Gazette, Barnesville)

Norman was arrested on Feb. 9, and Coffey was nabbed two days later. Jail records indicate both were denied bond.

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The infant is behind held at an area hospital as she recovers from her injuries. Coffey reported has other children who are being cared for in the custody of the state.

Information about their legal representation could not immediately be found.

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