Idaho Man Accused of Breaking 2-Year-Old Boy's Leg Due In Court - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Man Accused of Breaking 2-Year-Old Boy's Leg Due In Court

(Michael R. Edinger) (Michael R. Edinger)

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -  A north Idaho man facing two counts of Cruelty to Children is expected in court today. Detectives got suspicious when Michael R. Edinger and his fiancee took their 2-year-old son to Kootenai Medical Center for a broken leg.

Police reports say Edinger and Mullin originally blamed the injury on the boy's clumsiness and falling down the stairs. Edinger later admitted to police that he lost his temper while changing the child's diaper, and forcefully grabbed his leg, twisted it , slammed it on the floor, ultimately snapping it.

Nurses told police that the boy also has broken bones that appeared to have happened several months earlier and were never treated.

Initial X-rays of the child showed a spiral fracture to his left femur. The nurses informed the Department of Health and Welfare of the injuries because this type.

 

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