LOWELL, MA (WHDH) - A Lowell man has been charged with assault and battery after he allegedly shook and injured his 3-month-old child.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s office says Anthony Mansolilli, 30 of Lowell, was arraigned Tuesday in Lowell District Court.
Police in Lowell responded to a call on Sunday evening after 6:30 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive infant. Police say they saw a 3-month-old baby being held by her grandmother. Mansolilli was also present in the home.
The baby, according to police, was pale and unresponsive.
First responders transported the infant to Lowell General Hospital, where doctors determined the baby had subdural hemhorraging that covered most of the left side of her brain.
Mansolilli spoke with Lowell Police on Monday and said he was angry that the baby wouldn’t stop crying. He reportedly told police he lost control, took the baby, held her up in the air and shook her.
Police say he panicked after the baby went limp and wasn’t breathing well.
The baby remains hospitalized and reportedly had a seizure Monday evening.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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