- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - A January trial has been scheduled for a Hastings man accused of burning a 9-week-old and breaking one of the baby’s legs.

Online court records say 23-year-old Braxton Blackburn pleaded not guilty Friday in Adams County District Court in Hastings to a charge of intentional child abuse resulting in serious injury. His trial is set to begin Jan. 9.

An arrest affidavit says the injuries occurred in March, while Blackburn was watching the baby and an older sibling for his fiancee’s sister. The children’s mother took the baby to an emergency room after she noticed several injuries. Doctors found burns, bruises, a bite mark and the broken leg.

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