KSP: Father indicted in shaken baby case, child in critical condition

Jeffery Wellman, of Grayson, was indicted 1-24-20, accused of shaking his 5-month old baby boy in frustration, causing head trauma and a brain injury. The child was in critical condition.

GRAYSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A five-month old baby is in critical condition with head trauma from being shaken by his father, according to Kentucky State Police.

Investigators say 24-year old Jeffery Wellman, of Grayson, became frustrated with his baby boy and shook the child, causing the head trauma.

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KSP says when the baby was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia with a serious brain injury, hospital personnel became suspicious after noticing multiple symptoms traditionally associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Hospital personnel contacted law enforcement.

A Carter County Grand Jury indicted Wellman on Friday, according to KSP.

He’s in the Carter County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.