Man charged with aggravated child abuse

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

DOUGLAS (WNE) — A Glenrock man has been charged with felony aggravated child abuse stemming from a March incident, and the case was recently bound over to state district court for trial. 

The charge is the second time since 2018 that the 34-year-old father has faced criminal charges for physical violence against a household member. 

Zachery D. Dula is accused in the latest incident as being responsible for the welfare of a child under the age of 18 and intentionally or recklessly inflicted serious bodily injury upon that child which was not the result of reasonable corporal punishment. 

According to the police report, Dula said he was caring for the baby on the day of the incident at the family’s Glenrock home. He admitted his son was injured that day and that he shook the infant, court records show. 

However, doctors at Wyoming Medical Center noted multiple injuries, the police report noted, including two subdural hematomas on the brain at various stages of healing, multiple broken ribs in various stages of healing, and possible cervical spine fractures. 

Doctors at Denver Children’s Hospital said they found additional injuries, including retinal hemorrhage in one eye and a skull fracture, consistent with non-accidental trauma. 

The single felony count is punishable upon conviction for not more than 25 years. 

Dula was charged with two counts of physical violence just a few years ago. He was charged with domestic battery, aggravated battery and strangulation of his girlfriend. 

Dula remains in custody at the Converse County Detention Center. 

 

 

This story was published on June 22, 2022.

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