Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Troy Couple Charged with Abusing Their 11-Month-Old Son, Police Say

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Troy Couple Charged with Abusing Their 11-Month-Old Son, Police Say

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TROY, Mo. * A couple have been charged with child abuse in connection with injuries to an infant in Troy, police said.

The Troy Police Department, in a Facebook post, said the infant's father, Brandon D. Johnson, was charged with three counts of abuse or neglect of a child. His bail was set at $250,000 cash.

The child's mother, Kristen Hopper, was charged with one count of abuse or neglect of a child, police said. Her bail was set at $100,000.

Police said Johnson told them he was sleeping on the couch with his 11-month-old son early Friday in the 700 block of West Wood Street in Troy. When Johnson woke up about 5 a.m., he noticed that he and the baby "were covered in blood," the post said.

He cleaned the blood off the baby and changed him out of his "blood soaked 'onesie,'" police said. …

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