- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A March trial has been scheduled for a 21-year-old Council Bluffs man accused of abusing a baby.

Rodney Weatherwax has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment, abandonment of a dependent person and two counts of assault. The Daily Nonpareil reports (https://bit.ly/1mUU1wm ) his trial is set to begin March 8.

A court document says Weatherwax injured the baby at least three times between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30. The 5-month-old child suffered at least 20 fractures. The child’s mother told doctors that Weatherwax punched the child in the face.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com


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