8-Week-Old Baby Found Not Breathing, Man Charged

A man from Joplin has been charged with child abuse after an eight-week-old baby boy in his care was found not breathing. 

Authorities say the infant is in critical condition and was flown to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. 

Earl Clark is sitting in jail. 

Police were called to 3440 East Newman Road to reports of a baby not breathing and having a seizure.

Detectives say the baby boy had visible injuries to his face and body.

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