BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A Mercer County man is charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury.
Jacob Lee Richards, 25, of Bluefield, was arrested Wednesday after his 10-month-old daughter was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
Officials from the Bluefield Police Department said the child’s injuries were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. The child died at a Roanoke hospital Wednesday night.
Miku Leftwich of the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said an arraignment hearing held in Mercer County Magistrate Court Thursday morning set Richards’ bond for $1 million cash.
A date is not yet set for Richards’ preliminary hearing.
Richards is being held at the Southern Regional Jail.