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Date of Issue: June 04, 2008

Man slammed baby onto stool, police say

Bradenton Beach police arrested a 52-year-old man on charges he slammed an infant into a foot stool during an argument.

The man, Peter C. Murray allegedly had been drinking and was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and domestic battery. The extent of the victim's injuries were not immediately known.

Police said Murray and his girlfriend were arguing when Murray reportedly slapped her face. The woman was leaving with her children, including a 3-month-old, when Murray allegedly grabbed the infant and slammed him down face-first onto a stool, according to a police report.

Mike Quinn, editor of NewsManatee.com, contributed to this report.