After reading the articles about the young father, Alan Hackney, who has been charged with second-degree assault of a child, several questions come to mind.
What were the child’s “other injuries?” Nothing is said about other injuries just the fractured skull and what was the extent of the skull fracture, hairline fracture or more extensive?
The article said the child “has made a full recovery.” So just how extensive were her injuries?
Was the father the only one present at the time or were there others in the home when the child was dropped?
Is it known for a fact that the child was grabbed by the throat as the article points out? Is there documentation in the medical file that substantiates this?
This reader comes from a medical background and what is taught is that if it wasn’t documented it didn’t happen and you cannot go by what you “believe” to have happened but by what is documented in the child’s chart by trained medical professionals.
The articles that this reader read brings about more questions than answers.