Salem Dad Accused of Abuse Faces Charges

in the news SALEM, Mass. -- A Salem father accused of abuse was in court and facing attempted murder charges on Wednesday.

7NEWS has learned that the mother of the infant is no longer at Salem Hospital and that the state will take custody of the baby.

The suspect in custody is a driver for a daycare center that has five facilities in the greater Boston area.

Dario Finkel is accused of doing horrific things to his 7-week-old baby boy when he started crying.

"This defendant, Mr. Finkel, became very upset, very angry as he does generally when the child begins to cry. The defendant at that point yelled at the 7-week-old boy to shut up," said Michelle Decourcey, prosecutor.

But when he didn't, police say the 26-year-old father got violent and tried to suffocate his own son by stuffing a baby wipe in his mouth, leading to a charge of attempted murder... (continued)

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Reese said...

Gosh, I can't even click the link at the bottom to read the rest of this story. I am too afraid it will break my heart. One word. UNTHINKABLE.

Uhhhm, Seriously? said...

"Late Wednesday, the company issued a statement: "We are conducting our own internal investigation. This did not involve any of our clients’ children. We suspect there will be some sort of suspension.""

Just a suspension? So he could potentially go back to work with children?