Father accused of breaking 2-month-old daughter's bones - KCTV5

Father accused of breaking 2-month-old daughter's bones

Posted: Updated:
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City father is accused of breaking his 2-month-old daughter's leg and rib.

Toddgric T. Ross, 20, of Kansas City was charged Friday with child abuse.

According to court records, the baby's mother brought her to the emergency room at Children's Mercy Hospital on Wednesday night. In addition to the broken bones, the baby had bruising around her left eye.

Ross was arrested at the hospital after the baby's injuries were discovered.

The baby's mother told police that she left the baby, known as A.H., in the care of her father when she went to work. She said when she came home that Ross showed her swelling in the baby's leg. She said the baby reacted when the leg was touched and had facial bruising. The couple along with the baby's maternal grandmother took the child to the hospital.

According to court records, the baby's mother said, "How much can you get for this?" when an officer commented on the baby's leg being in a cast and the bruising and scratch marks on her face.

Ross told detectives that he squeezed the baby because she wouldn't go to sleep and later noticed she was "breathing funny," according to court records. But he said he did not "mess" with the baby's head or leg.

He also indicated that he thought the baby's mother had put the baby in a carrier and her leg got stuck. He said that's when the injuries could have occurred, according to court records. He allegedly was frustrated that the baby wouldn't sleep when he was trying to sleep, and later expressed remorse for hurting the baby, according to court records.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $50,000.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:17 AM EST2017-11-20 08:17:04 GMT
    In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >
  • Verruckt still stands one year after Caleb Schwab's death

    Verruckt still stands one year after Caleb Schwab's death

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-20 21:55:29 GMT
    Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)

    It has been more than a year since 10-year-old was killed on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn, but the slide he died on still stands today. 

    More >

    It has been more than a year since 10-year-old was killed on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn, but the slide he died on still stands today. 

    More >
  • Friends remember 15-year-old found shot, killed inside Kansas City, KS laundromat

    Friends remember 15-year-old found shot, killed inside Kansas City, KS laundromat

    Monday, November 20 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-20 23:43:20 GMT

    Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

    More >

    Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.