Man arrested for throwing 6-week-old baby on ground in Lehigh Acres

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Pedro Ramirez Jr., 39. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pedro Ramirez Jr., 39, after he was accused of throwing a 6-week-old baby on the ground at a Lehigh Acres home.

The baby suffered bruising to their head and a fracture to their skull. The baby was transported to a hospital, but we do not have an update on the child’s condition Thursday.

Investigators say Ramirez was involved in a domestic dispute Monday. When they got to the home, that’s when they discovered a 6-week-old baby with severe injuries.

“When I hear stuff like that, it’s really hurts my heart to know that somebody could do that just because they’re mad at somebody,” Germine Lawrence said. “Why would they do such a thing?. The baby is innocent. It wasn’t the baby’s fault. It’s two adults. Don’t get a baby involved in something like that.”

Ramirez took off from the home after throwing the baby to the ground. He was picked up days later at a gas station in Lehigh Acres after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“It’s shocking, really shocking that something like that, you know, right in your neighborhood,” Lawrence said.

Ramirez remained in custody at Lee County Jail on $50,000 bond Thursday. He’s faces charges for with aggravated child abuse and two counts of probation violation.

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