A Spring man is facing charges that he tried to kill his 2-month-old son.
The child, Amir Iman-Kouadio, suffered head trauma and bleeding in his brain and had earlier rib fractures, according to investigators’ documents filed in court and reported by The Washington Post.
The boy remains on a ventilator at Children’s National Medical Center in the District, the Post reported. If Amir survives those injuries, he will have to stay on a ventilator the rest of his life, detectives stated in their report.
“A very tragic and sad case,” Lt. Greg Wise of the Montgomery County police’s Major Crimes Division told the paper.
The father, Adou Louis Kouadio, was being held Friday on one count of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree child abuse. The Post reported he had been a star football player at Springbrook High School, also in Silver Spring; had worked as a lifeguard; and more recently was the infant’s full-time caregiver during the day, according to court records and a family member.
“I’ve watched him be the most caring father of his son,” Kouadio’s mother, Michele Kouadio, told the paper Friday. “My son is innocent.”