- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

BURNSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A Braxton County couple is facing charges after police say their 1-month-old child suffered fractures to both of his legs.

West Virginia State Police said in a news release that 23-year-old Whitney King and 24-year-old Carey Coffman were arrested Thursday on two counts each of child neglect resulting in serious injury.

State police say the investigation began Sept. 21 when the child was taken to the hospital with a fractured left leg.

Troopers say the injury was referred to as a “bucket handle” fracture which is commonly associated with abuse. Doctors also discovered the baby’s right leg had also been previously fractured and was healing.

Police say both parents were questioned and neither could explain how the injuries occurred.

It’s unclear if King and Coffman have attorneys.

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