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Unconscious, injured baby boy removed from Valley motel

From staff reports

Spokane Police are investigating after a baby boy was discovered badly injured Sunday afternoon in a Spokane Valley motel room that had been in use by several people high on methamphetamine.

The boy was found at the Red Top Motel, 7217 E. Trent Ave., with a large burn on the bottom of his foot, a large hematoma on his head and bruises on his ribs. He was taken unconscious to a hospital. Although he was in serious condition Monday afternoon, police said it appears he will recover.

It’s unclear when the baby was injured.

Police interviewed several people Sunday night who had been in the motel room over the past few days. One person told police that the abuse may have begun as early as last Tuesday, but that it may have been as late as Wednesday or Thursday.

Police say the infant’s mother had left the baby with her boyfriend, but he denies hurting the child.

No arrests have been made.

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