This ruthless barbarian from Washington savagely broke the nose and fractured the skull of his 5-week-old son last week.
Michael Cookson, 33, was ordered held Monday on $750,000 bond on a charge of aggravated battery to a child that carries a 30-year maximum prison term with conviction.
The infant also suffered “significant brain swelling,” and internal bleeding as well as to his eyes, according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit. It did not reveal whether he remained Monday at a Peoria hospital where he was taken Wednesday, the day of his injuries.
The diabolical white father was arrested after he told police Friday that, while either he or the baby’s mother were responsible for his son’s injuries, he didn’t believe she caused them. Yet he denied he did, the affidavit stated.
The mother said she, Cookson and their baby lived together though Cookson remained married with an “ongoing relationship” to another woman, the affidavit stated. That produced arguments between the couple, including one that began when the violent white barbarian came home from work Wednesday afternoon.
The mother went for a walk to “cool off” and returned about 20 minutes later to find the monster and their baby gone. The terrorist, who drove around looking for her, returned a short time later with the infant in his car seat, which he placed in the living room as the two resumed their spat in the garage, the affidavit stated.
Cookson walked back inside and the mother followed. She heard the baby crying in a way that alarmed her and took him out of the car seat to find his face swollen and blood on his lips and mouth, the affidavit stated.
She asked Cookson what he had done and then drove the baby to Eureka Hospital, from where he was transferred to a Peoria hospital. Doctors there could not complete a neurological survey due to his swollen brain. The baby began convulsing and was placed on a ventilator, the affidavit stated.
Cookson is next due in court on April 23.