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Police: Gulfport man broke baby's leg to stop crying

Brandy McGowan Brandy McGowan
Andrea Foster (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Andrea Foster (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Police say a Gulfport man broke his three-month-old son's leg in an attempt to stop the baby from crying. Brandy McGowan, 24, is charged with one count of felony child abuse.

Investigators say the incident happened at least a month ago, but the child wasn't given proper medical attention. Because of that, investigators also charged the child's mother, Andrea Foster, with felony child neglect.

Both McGowan and Foster are being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center under $50,000 and $15,000 bonds respectively.

Police began their investigation after receiving a complaint from Memorial Hospital about possible child abuse.

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