Pueblo child that suffered severe abuse died from injuries

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 15:29:12-04

After days of medical attention, a 23-month-old child that suffered severe child abuse injuries died Wednesday. 

20-year-old Faith Hughes arrived at a Pueblo hospital with their son around 3 a.m. on Friday, June 29. Police said the child was unresponsive and had severe injuries. The child’s father, 21-year-old Skylar Chapman, transported the mother and son to the hospital and left shortly after. 

The child was then flown to Denver Children’s Hospital in critical and "seriously unstable condition." Originally, Hughes told police that she and her son were walking on the east side of Pueblo when they were randomly assaulted by unknown individuals.

Police said that was later determined to be false. Interviews with both parents were conducted, where police said their investigation revealed the child had been physically abused by both parents.

Both Chapman and Hughes were arrested for Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center. According to Pueblo Police, the child was bruised throughout his entire body and had multiple brain bleeds. 

Charges have been added to both parents. Chapman’s new charges include Murder in the First Degree and Child Abuse Resulting in Death. Hughes new charges include Child Abuse Resulting in Death and Accessory.

Both people remain at the Pueblo County Detention Center.