Tuesday, September 11, 2007


September 5, 2007

Upset at his wife because she cut her hair without his permission, Carlos Manuel Fuentes got drunk and hit her 6-week-old child over the head with a beer bottle, Homestead police said.

Fuentes, 27, of 225 NE 13th St., was charged over the weekend with aggravated child abuse.

He is being held at Miami-Dade County Jail with no bond.

According to a police report, the child's mother called police.

The child suffered a cut to the top of the head and was taken to the hospital.

Homestead police found broken glass from the beer bottle inside the child's room. Fuentes was ''severely drunk'' and his breath and body reeked of a ``strong odor of alcohol.''

Fuentes said he ''didn't mean to do it, but he was just upset at his wife for cutting her hair without his permission,'' the arrest report says.

It was not clear from the report whether Fuentes is the child's father.


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