Authorities Capture NJ Dad Sought in Infant Beating

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    Authorities say a New Jersey man accused of severely beating his 3-month-old child was captured as he tried to flee the state.
     
    Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says 34-year-old Michael Bell of Plainfield was arrested late Saturday near Penn Station in Newark, where he was planning to take a bus to an undisclosed site. Bell was being held Sunday without bail, and it's not known if he has a lawyer.

      Bell faces an aggravated assault charge and Romankow says additional charges are expected.
     
    Plainfield police responded to a Lee Place home around 10:35 p.m. Friday and found the infant, who was suffering from fractures and internal bleeding. The child remained hospitalized Sunday in grave condition.
     

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