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Daniel Kim accused of punching infant son hard enough to crack his skull

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Every parent gets frustrated when a baby starts crying and won't stop. But 22-year-old Daniel Kim's alleged solution to this situation caused infinitely more problems for all concerned.

He's accused of trying to silence his infant son by slugging him in the head hard enough to crack his skull.

Just shy of 7 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department was phoned about the condition of Kim's two month old, Ezra -- but the person on the other end of the line was neither Daniel nor his mother, identified by the Colorado Springs Gazette as Brittany Johnson. Instead, the call came from a staffer at Memorial Hospital Central, who noted that Ezra had bruising to the head and face, apparent chest injuries and a likely skull fracture.

This information precipitated a CSPD trip to the Cottonwood apartment complex and a conversation with Kim. According to a police affidavit obtained by KRDO-TV, Kim's stories were initially inconsistent. But he eventually told investigators that after being awakened by Ezra's cries and failing to quiet him, he "snapped."

What's that mean? Kim allegedly said he slugged Ezra with "basically everything I could throw."

Unsurprisingly, this blow didn't hush the baby. Instead, the affidavit says, the crying lowered in pitch -- and suddenly, Ezra was having difficult moving his right arm.

Kim is said to have reacted to these symptoms by putting ice on the baby's head. But that wasn't nearly enough treatment. Upon Johnson's return to the home, the Gazette reports that she found a soft, flat area on Ezra's head -- and after consulting with her father over the phone, she rushed the baby to the hospital.

The next day, Kim was booked by the CSPD on the felony charge of child abuse causing serious bodily injury. Look below to see a larger version of Kim's booking photo.

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Daniel Kim.
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More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Amanda Joliff, Richard Smith charged with child abuse & more for imprisoning her son."


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11 comments
saffy
saffy

wow, hitting the kid didn't stop him crying? imagine that? where did this halfwit ever learn this from? and where was the mother? 

Sirkissa
Sirkissa

Goddamn it! Babies cry, that's what they do. You pick them up and see what's wrong and comfort them. I am so sick if this crap! What is with all these mutants hurting/maining/killing defenseless babies?? Don't have kids if you can't handle it!! I had a set of twins and they had colic at the same time. I walked them and held them for many sleepless nights. Sometimes I was so tired, I cried with them. But it wasn't their fault, they were just being babies. I'm so livid and can't see straight. Bastard!

punkin003
punkin003

Kim is a sorry piece of sh*t who has no business producing offspring!  I hope he rots in hell.

Gwright71
Gwright71

hmmmm,, colic calm gripe water???   kinda like what beer does for me!

griper
griper

My daughter would have a horrible time laying down due to colic. Someone told us about gripe water (no branding here). It was the best thing we ever did for her. She got regular and was able to relax and get comfy- and therefore we could relax too. We asked our doctor about it and he had never heard of it. Time to get the word out so crap like this stops happening!

Jen
Jen

Seriously Beachmomoftwo05??? What a shameless ad for your product - so inappropriate!!!

Beachmomoftwo05
Beachmomoftwo05

That's so terrible. It's so sad to think people yearning for a baby can't conceive, and you have others slugging children to try and quiet them. All Kim needed was some Colic Calm gripe water, Ezra would have quieted down right away.

http://www.coliccalm.com/baby_...

big riggs
big riggs

If true, use a baseball bat to inflict the same punishment on this douche.

think first...
think first...

How do you figure that's so shameless & inappropriate for her to post that? And who says that's "her" product? Maybe she's actually trying to get the word out so that these parents or caregivers can find a working alternative vs beating your infant half to death? What are YOU doing to help the issue besides sitting behind your computer on your high & mighty throne spouting off insults. Be happy someone is trying to reach out and educate.

Joe
Joe

Almost right except for one thing:

Sledgehammer - Saves taxpayers money in both incarceration and life support.

Bigriggs
Bigriggs

I have no problem with that.

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