Father in abused twins case released from reserve duty

Baby boy's father was released also reportedly has a history of drug use.

February 3, 2012 02:50
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Israeli reserve soldiers 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

The father of a baby boy who died of internal injuries was released from army reserve duty by a mental health IDF officer, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the suspect also has a history of drug use. The father, who cannot be named, is suspected by police of injuring the baby boy and his twin sister.

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The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court extended the father’s remand by five days on Wednesday, and accepted the police’s argument that the injuries were not caused by a genetic disease, a virus, or a vaccination, but rather through a physical act.

Both parents deny harming the twins.

The mother of the twins, who remains under house arrest, failed a lie detector test when asked critical questions about the case, the report added.

A postmortem carried out on the body of the baby revealed that the infant suffered from a fractured skull.

The four-month-old baby died on Sunday, several days after arriving at the hospital with internal injuries along with his twin sister, who has since recovered.

A funeral was held for the baby boy on Tuesday afternoon, attended by both parents with a police escort.

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