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      Baby in critical condition while father is behind bars

      Claudio Alberto Martinez // McAllen Police Department Photo

      A father is behind bars after his 6-month-old baby ended up in critical condition with rib injuries and head trauma.

      McAllen police arrested 30-year-old Claudio Alberto Martinez on two counts of injury to a child charge on Monday evening.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that the incident happened at a home on the 900 block of North 16th Street around 6 p.m. Monday.

      Paramedics rushed the baby to the Rio Grande Regional Hospital where it was last listed in critical condition.

      Full details were not immediately available but investigators said the 6-month-old baby sustained serious internal injuries.

      Martinez appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge on Tuesday morning where he was issued $60,000 in bonds.

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