Parents arrested after 9-day-old boy is found to have numerous broken bones

Brent Bishop, 30, and Amanda Yff, 26, of Louisville, Kentrucky. [Image credit: Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections]

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Officers with the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit were dispatched to the Norton Children's Hospital early Monday morning for a report of a child that was brought in with broken bones.

 

When they arrived, they spoke with a pediatric nurse that had examined the 9-day-old boy and found him to have numerous broken bones and were clearly the result of "inflicted physical abuse."

 

She stated that the injuries were "severe" and showed an "extreme indifference for human life."

 

Officers stated in their arrest report that the child had a broken humerus, a broken right and left radius, broken right tibia, and broken right and left femur. In addition, he had a bruise on the left side of his head.

 

Officers spoke with the mother, 26-year-old Amanda Yff who stated that since the boy was born she and her partner and the boy's father, Brent Bishop, had been the only caregivers. She told officers that she had fed the boy and Bishop had then taken him into another room for a number of hours before bringing him back again to be fed once more.

 

She told officers that she had then fallen asleep. When she woke, she stated that she could not find the boy, but after searching, she and Bishop found him facedown on the floor next to the bed.

 

According to Wave 3, Yff said, "I can't believe I hurt my baby this bad," while speaking with officers at the hospital.

 

Bishop's account of events has not been disclosed by officers at this time.

 

A search warrant preformed by investigators at their residence revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia. Police located what they believe to be cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone pills, sleeping pills and marijuana.

 

Investigators believe that the drugs were intended for sale and have charged Bishop with several drug trafficking charges.

 

Both Yff and Bishop were arraigned on Tuesday morning on charges of complicity to criminal abuse. Their next court date is not known at this time.

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