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$1m bail for man charged with infant assault
The baby’s mother, Maria Tata, 25, of 43 Arlington St., Apt. B, took the child to a Nashua hospital the day after Christmas after the boy had been in the care of Santiago earlier that day while she was at work.
“This is the first time this has happened,” Santiago told the judge. According to Santiago, Tata is separated, and he has been helping her out with the rent. He said it would be difficult for him to help out the child’s mother while he is in jail on $1 million cash bail.
Police began investigating on Dec. 26 after a local hospital contacted authorities to report the baby’s injuries. Santiago is accused of striking the boy in the head with a pillowcase that contained an electronic tablet similar to an iPad the day after Christmas, resulting in bleeding in the brain.
“Mr. Santiago initially denied any knowledge of how B.T. may have received the injury to his head,” according to an affidavit filed by Officer Aaron Belanger. Tata left for work about 9:30 a.m., leaving her son in the care of Santiago. The boy woke up around 11:30 a.m., at which time Santiago told police he prepared a bottle for the baby.
“Mr. Santiago made admissions to becoming frustrated that B.T. wouldn’t stop crying and picked up the pillow, which he knew had his tablet inside the pillowcase. Mr. Santiago stated that he purposely swung the pillow in B.T.’s direction with the intention of striking him in the torso or lower body area to startle the infant with hopes that he would stop crying,” say court records.
According to the charges against Santiago, injuries to the baby include multiple fractures to his arms, legs and ribs and widespread brain.
Santiago will be back in court on Jan. 16 for a probable cause hearing. He is being held on $1 million cash only bail and has been ordered to have no contact with the Tata family or anyone under the age of 16.
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