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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP)– A Wilkes County man has been arrested and charged with trying to kill a toddler in a children’s hospital in Winston-Salem.

Twenty-six-year-old Jacob Andrew Minton of Millers Creek is charged with attempted first-degree murder for the attack on a 2-year-old girl at Brenner Children’s Hospital around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Winston-Salem Police Capt. David Clayton says Minton is not related to the child.

Clayton says the girl was being treated for injuries she had suffered at home when she was attacked at the hospital. He says investigators are trying to determine what injuries prompted the girl to be taken to the hospital initially.

Hospital employees called police.

The girl was listed in stable condition.

Minton was being held in the Forsyth County jail. It wasn’t clear if he has a lawyer.

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3 Comments on "Man charged with attacking toddler in NC hospital"

Not Politically Correct
2015 years 10 months ago

Give me 5 minutes in a closed room with him and he would wish he was dead. My prayers to the child.

2015 years 10 months ago

lol, we got ourselves an internet tough-guy here!

Anyway, what is going on with this story?

1. A 2-year-old is hospitalized from injuries she received at home.
2. While at the hospital an “unrelated” man beats her up.

How did this unrelated man gain access to the 2-year-old in the first place? Where were this girls parents? Where was hospital staff? Where was hospital security? Why did he attack her? Did she call him a doodie-head?

2015 years 10 months ago

What in the world is wrong with people. This is not something to make a joke about. More people need to be speaking out about this. That man should be beaten to an inch of his life. Imagine what that child went through at the hands of Minton. This is a defenseless little 2 year old! He was caught red handed. Why waste tax payers money on a trail? Give him the death penalty. They put Sammy Flippen to death for allegadly beating his daughter and there was not 100% proof it was him that did it. The actions of Minton is sicking and uncomprehandable.


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