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Lake Ridge Man Charged With Malicious Wounding, Child Abuse

Shahid Nazar was arrested March 7.

Lake Ridge resident Shahid Nazar, 30, was arrested March 7 and charged with malicious wounding and felony child abuse.

The arrest concludes an investigation into a report of child abuse in the 3900 block of Penshurst Lane. Detectives first began the investigation on March 2. 

The investigation found that a three-month-old baby girl had been shaken so hard that she had sustained severe head and upper body injuries.

When medical staff examined the baby, they told the police that the injuries might be a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

"The abuse had reportedly occurred on two occasions, once on Jan. 10 and again on Feb. 23," the police report read. "Following an investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested and charged on March 7."

Nazar was charged with two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of felony child abuse. His court date is unavailable. He is being held without bond.

Anthony Mason March 09, 2012 at 12:09 AM
This is very sad. I know this man and he was so excited about the birth of his daughter. I dont know what went terribly wrong. It is a sad day for everyone involved and very hard for us who knew a different man. I pray Shahid's daughter full recovery, the mother, families, and for Shahid that he receives the help he needs.
Jeremy Praay March 09, 2012 at 02:24 PM
"...they told the police that the injuries MIGHT be a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome." (emphasis added) The police can arrest someone because something MIGHT have happened? This sounds as if it has not even been established that a crime was committed. Perhaps it's no wonder that even the man who created the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome is now "horrified" by how it is being used to convict the innocent. And, indeed, one of the top infant neuropathologists in the world believes that half or more of shaken baby convictions are wrongful. Here are the articles http://www.npr.org/2011/06/29/137471992/rethinking-shaken-baby-syndrome http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1382290/At-half-parents-tried-shaken-baby-syndrome-wrongly-convicted-expert-warns.html
Sue Luttner March 12, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Thank you, Mr. Mason, for commenting. I encourage you to keep an open mind, as your acquaintance is quite likely to be innocent. This article doesn't give medical specifics, but many, many shaking diagnoses have proven to be inaccurate. Although the symptoms that have defined shaken baby syndrome for the past 30 years can result from abuse, they can also reflect a long and growing list of medical conditions. See, for example, http://onsbs.com/prologue/
Rachel Leon March 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Thank you all for your comments. Something to keep in mind: being arrested for or charged with something is not the same as a conviction, and is not a statement of guilt.

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