RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — A San Bernardino County man Tuesday was being held on $2 million bail for causing severe injury to his infant son’s brain that left the child in a comatose state.
Weifang Tang, 32, was arrested Aug. 7 on suspicion of child abuse with great bodily injury resulting in a comatose state, paralysis of a child under 8, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.READ MORE: "We Can't Guarantee Your Safety": Head Of LAPD's Police Officers' Union Warns Tourists Away
Tang and the child’s mother, who came to America from China to give birth to the victim, brought the 2-month-old to the hospital Aug. 3 after he began experiencing unexplained seizures, vomiting and uncontrollable limb movement.
The baby was then moved the pediatric intensive-care unit of Loma Linda University Children’s Medical Center.
“Further examination and testing revealed the infant had suffered a traumatic brain injury, causing blood to pool in the brain cavity depriving the infant of oxygen needed to sustain brain life,” detective David Clifford said.READ MORE: Santa Float Returns To Maple Avenue In Torrance
Through an investigation, detectives determined that the baby suffered from shaken-baby syndrome on two occasions.
Officials say Tang delayed taking the boy to a hospital for two days.
“Due to the lack of immediate treatment, the victim also suffered from oxygen deprivation causing irreparable damage to his brain,” Clifford said.
The long-term effects of his injuries remains unknown.MORE NEWS: Zegras' Over-The-Net Flip Lifts Ducks Over Sabres, 2-0
Tang was booked at the Central Detention Center and was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.