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Jobless father beats 4-year-old daughter with metal baseball bat because her mother “constantly put him down”

By William Martin 7:04 AM January 18, 2018
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A father told police that he beat his daughter with a metal baseball bat because her mother “constantly put him down.”

32-year-old Noel Morales of the Bronx in New York told police that he snapped and took out his anger on his daughter after her mother left for work.

The girl was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia by her mother when she returned home from her night shift.

Police were called to the hospital after the girl was admitted to the intensive care unit with injuries, including a lacerated liver.
She also has serious injuries to her chest and back.

According to detectives, Morales admitted to beating his daughter after an argument with the child’s mother.

The man said that the woman was always putting him down and demanded money despite the fact that he was “always doing everything for her.”

He added that he hit the girl 3 times but she did not cry or complain of pain.

Morales faces 7 charges, including assault in the first-degree. His bail was set at $250,000.

The father, who is from Honduras, is being held on an immigration warrant.