An 11-month-old baby was knocked unconscious when he was hit in the head with a beer bottle during a family fight Sunday night.
The man accused in the incident is the father of the child. He meant to hit his wife, who was holding the infant in her arms when the baby was hit by the bottle, said West Valley Police Lt. Charles Illsley.The couple argued Sunday night about 7:30 p.m. The woman told police her husband had been drinking throughout the day.
During the fight the man allegedly kicked her in the head and then tried to hit her with the beer bottle, Illsley said. The blow knocked the baby unconscious for about 10 minutes, but the child continued to breathe.
He was transported to Primary Children's Medical Center, where he was kept overnight for observation. He was listed in good condition.
Illsley said the couple had a long history of domestic abuse. Both the man and woman are illegal immigrants.
The husband was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, child abuse and giving police false information.