Press "Enter" to skip to content

Baby had 27 fractures/bone injuries; two denied bond

By Walter Geiger A second arrest has been made and two people denied bond as the investigation into a badly-beaten two-month-old child continues. ******************** NOTICE: This story and photo(s) are under copyright. They may not be republished or disseminated in any form or format – including social media – without explicit permission. ********************* As reported here earlier this week, one of those arrested is Phillip Luke Norman, 28, of 111 Milner Creek Drive in Milner. He has now been formally charged with one count of first degree cruelty to children. A warrant was issued Feb. 11 for Jessica Miranda Coffey, 30, of the same address. She is also charged with one count of first degree cruelty to children. More charges are expected as the investigation proceeds. The warrants are similar. Norman is identified as a ‘person’ supervising the victim. Coffey is described as a ‘parent’ with the same responsibilities. The warrants charge the pair with “willfully and maliciously” causing the victim “cruel or excessive pain” by not seeking medical attention for the child in the two weeks prior to her being taken to Spalding Regional Medical Center and then to an Atlanta trauma center where she is being treated. The warrant further reads, “…Upon medical examination of Juvenile Norman the attending physician found Juvenile Norman to have multiple bruises and abrasions to her body as well as 27 fractures/bone injuries in various stages of healing.” First appearance hearings for both Norman and Coffey were held Wednesday. Judge Kathy Martin denied bond due to each posing a significant risk of committing additional felonies, intimidating witnesses and otherwise obstructing justice if released. Both Norman and Coffey are being held in the Lamar County jail.

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Website by - Copyright 2021