PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – A man accused in the disturbing abuse of a Pinellas Park baby is being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail and will make his first appearance in court on Monday afternoon.
Glen Neal, 31, of St. Petersburg, turned himself into police on Sunday. Police had been looking for him. Neal was charged with one count of attempted 2nd degree murder in connection with the abuse of a 11-month-old boy in his care.
Investigators say on July 5, Neal was caring for the baby and four other children who ranged in age from 11 months to seven years old. The 11-month-old baby was crying and trying to crawl out of a room. Detectives say Neal punched the baby in the eye and mouth and kicked the baby on the right thigh and buttocks, which elevated the baby due to the high force of the impact. Detectives say Neal also grabbed the baby by the throat, threw him on a mattress and bit the child.
The infant suffered serious head trauma and additional injuries that included bruising, abrasions, and bite marks, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police say the baby lost consciousness after he was thrown on the mattress and Neal threw water on the child to try to revive him. When this didn’t work, Neal took the baby boy to its mother, who called 911.
Pinellas Park police say the infant is hospitalized under heavy sedation and is not breathing on his own.