Metro-East couple accused of gagging crying baby with sock

Metro-East couple accused of gagging crying baby with sock

Metro-East couple accused of gagging crying baby with sock

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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 9:55 AM

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Two southwestern Illinois parents are accused of tying a sock around the mouth of their crying baby.

Prosecutors in Madison County have charged Alexander Nicholas, 21, and Vanisha Nicholas, 20, of Alton with felony aggravated battery of a child after a five-month investigation. Authorities say the incident happened between March 15 and May 21.

The baby survived and has been in the custody of the state’s child-welfare agency.

Police say officers were dispatched to the family’s home on May 21st and noticed a mark on the child’s throat.

The Nicholases couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday. Court records don’t show whether they have an attorney, and they have no listed home telephone number.

 

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