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Des Moines father charged in serious injury of infant

Zachary Wallace
Zachary Wallace

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A 26-year-old Des Moines father has been arrested and charged after investigators say he left his 4-month-old daughter with a serious head injury last year.

Station WHO-TV reports that Zachary Wallace was arrested early Friday morning and booked into the Polk County Jail. He's charged with child endangerment causing serious injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

Police say medics were called to Wallace's home on Aug. 10 for an unresponsive infant. Doctors say the baby was exhibiting seizure-like symptoms and had suffered a brain bleed.

Wallace told investigators she fell from a bed, but doctors say she would not have been able to inflict such a severe injury on herself.

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