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Adou Louis Kouadio charged with attempted second-degree murder of 2-month-old son

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(WJLA) - A Montgomery County man is charged with attempted second-degree murder of his two-month-old son. 

Photo: Montgomery County Police Department

On Feb. 4, detectives were notified that the victim, Amir Iman-Kouadio, was unresponsive and in critical condition at Children's National Medical Center. 

According to medical personnel, Amir had been brought to the hospital not breathing and with no pulse. He was also bleeding from his brain and had rib fractures.

Adou Louis Kouadio, the infant's primary caretaker, could not provide an explanation of the child's injuries to the doctor. 

According to police, Amir's mother put him to bed around 9 p.m. on Feb. 3. Around 2 a.m., Kouadio was woken by the victim crying. He cared for the child and put him back to bed. A short time later, police say Kouadio checked on the infant and found blood coming from his nose. Kouadio notified the child's mother and called 911. 

"My son is innocent," says MIchelle Kouadio. 

She says her son has made mistakes in his life, but the former Springbrook High School football star did nothing to harm his child.

“Both he and the mom have been taking care of that baby feeding him, bathing him. I haven’t seen more devotion from two parents.”

Kouadio, 24, turned himself in on Friday morning and was charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree child abuse. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

Amir is currently on a ventilator at Children's National.

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