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Man arrested after throwing his 5-month-old daughter down flight of stairs causing skull fracture (video)

By Mason White 11:31 AM August 20, 2014
Phillip Duran 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of assault after beating his former partner and throwing his baby down a flight of stairs, police in New Mexico said.

Albuquerque Police said that they arrested 36-year-old Phillip Duran, after being accused of fracturing the skull of his 5-month-old daughter.

The incident unfolded in a motel on Sunday night, where the woman brought the child to visit Duran.

According to the police investigation, Duran was drinking alcohol and was upset because he wanted to see his daughter again.

The woman tried to leave, but Duran locked the door and began punched her at least thirty times. Eventually, the woman was able to escape, but Duran took his baby and threw her down a flight of stairs, fracturing her skull.

A witness ran over to Duran and sprayed him with mace. Duran was arrested and booked into jail. His bonds was set at $100,000.

Duran was charged with child abuse and aggravated assault.