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Delaware Co. mom fighting husband hits baby

Posted at 12:04 AM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 00:06:58-04

GASTON, Ind. -- A brawl in a park led to a baby punched in the head by its own mother.

Robert and Heather Ann McCormick were allegedly fighting in the Gaston Lions Club Park in Delaware County on Friday. Witnesses said the brawl lasted as long as 10 minutes.

At some point, though, Heather allegedly swung at her husband -- who was holding their infant child -- but struck her baby instead.

Doctors said the 1-month-old had swelling but was expected to be OK.

The McCormicks were each arrested on preliminary charges of domestic battery in the presence of a child and neglect of a dependent.

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