QUEENSBURY, N.Y.(NEWS10) — The 3-month-old boy authorities say was forcefully shaken by his father remains in serious condition, and now both of his parents are not allowed to visit him.
On January 29, 2015, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into physical injuries sustained by the child following a medical examination at the Glens Falls Hospital. The child was later transferred to the Albany Medical Center due to the severity of his condition.
On February 13, the boy’s father, 19-year-old Dillin Nelson, was arrested for assault after sheriff’s officials say he admitted to violently shaking his 3-month old son numerous times in December and January at his home and the home of the child’s mother.
On February 17, the mother of the boy, 17-year-old Courtney Miller of Queensbury, was also arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Lt. Steve Stockdale with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office says Miller admitted to witnessing her son having seizures beginning the morning of January 29.
He also says she also admitted that she knew her son was visibly in distress and needed medical attention, the problem is that Lt. Stockdale says she waited nearly six hours to get the infant that medical care. Instead, he says the couple went to run errands, visit friends and even grab food, during which time multiple people they came in contact with according to authorities told them they needed to get help.
“Several people that she encountered along the course of her day indicated to her that the child was obviously in need of medical care and she needed to get that done,” said Lt. Stockdale.
A full no-contact order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.