NEW LONDON — An active-duty Navy seaman was arraigned Friday on assault and risk of injury charges for allegedly inflicting life-threatening injuries on his 2-month-old son.
Prosecutors said that Jordan Rittenhouse's son was lucky to be alive in a child-abuse case doctors described as one of the worst they had ever seen.
"One of the doctors said they were surprised that the victim was still alive," prosecutors told Judge Kevin P. McMahon in New London Superior Court during Rittenhouse's arraignment.
Prosecutors said the baby was suffering from 29 fractures when he was first taken to the hospital.
McMahon raised Rittenhouse's bail to $500,000. He did...