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Phoenix man pleads guilty to child abuse

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man accused of harming his infant son last month has
pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse and child abuse.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman said sentencing for Taylor Jose
Basilio is set for May 7 before Judge John Ditsworth.

Basilio was arrested in January 2012 after doctors discovered that his
7-week-old son had several broken bones and a fractured skull.

Authorities said Basilio and his wife brought their child to a pediatrician Dec.
5 to receive a flu shot because he had a stuffy nose.

During the visit, the doctor noticed that the boy was underweight and had him
further evaluated at a hospital. That’s when the broken bones and skull fracture
were discovered.


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