On the heels of the Baby "M" case in Alberta is this sadly similar case from Houston. Jessica Marie Carner and Jarroin Louis Carner were both arrested and charged with felony injury to a child with serious bodily injury after their infant son suffered head trauma so severe, he remains in a vegetative state.
Doctors discovered the baby boy suffered subdural hematomas, an extra axial hemorrhage and an anoxic brain injury which resulted in cardiac and respiratory failure, renal failure and shock. The baby also suffered retinal hemorrhaging. Doctors said the baby suffered abusive head trauma possibly as a result of being violently shaken.. Doctors said it is in the best interest that the child to be a DNR—Do Not Resuscitate – both inside and outside of the hospital. The parents are likely to refuse consent for that.