GREENFIELD — A Hancock County couple who said a baby in their care was injured when she fell out of bed were charged with neglect and battery after doctors determined the child’s injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
David Lanning, 44, of McCordsville; and his girlfriend, Lisa Bozymski, 43, of Fortville, told investigators the child they were babysitting Jan. 11 fell off their bed in the middle of the night and became wedged between the bed and a nightstand.
But a medical examination of the girl, a 6-month-old relative of Bozymski’s, revealed injuries consistent with abuse, including a skull fracture, according to court records.
The baby suffered multiple soft-tissue injuries as well, including extensive bruising on her face and scalp, court documents state.
The couple took the baby to a medcheck more than 24 hours after the child was injured.