Parents of 7-week-old baby to face battery and child endangerment charges

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GRANITE CITY - Police say parents of a 7-week-old baby have been arrested after the infant was hospitalized with several broken bones.

On Wednesday, Ashlee Wethington, 18, and Kamryn Kerr, 20, were charged with aggravated battery to a child and endangering the life or health of a child.  According to Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Gibbons, both individuals allegedly inflicted the injuries to the baby.

Police say the pair was arrested after the baby was brought to a local hospital with internal injuries and broken bones.  The baby was still in serious condition at the hospital on Wednesday.

Wethington and Kerr are each being held on $200,000 bond.

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