Baby in Hospital, Man Charged With Child Abuse


A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with causing injuries that placed an 8-week old infant in the pediatric intensive care.
Okaloosa County Deputies arrested 23-year-old William Thomason Saturday morning on a charge of aggravated child abuse.
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center called the Sheriff's Office about suspicious injuries to the infant yesterday evening.
The baby had bruising, a broken collarbone, and severe head trauma.
She was taken to the pepediatric ICU at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
Doctors say her chance of survival is "slight".
Thomason told deputies he was the only person with the baby when the injuries occurred.
He says the baby may have hit her head on the faucet while he was giving her a bath.


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