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Published January 15, 2013, 09:19 AM

Bismarck couple plead not guilty to child abuse

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck couple whose baby girl suffered a skull fracture while they allegedly were drinking alcohol have pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse or neglect charges.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck couple whose baby girl suffered a skull fracture while they allegedly were drinking alcohol have pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse or neglect charges.

Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Morton and 29-year-old Jessica Saegesser allegedly were slurring their words and smelled of alcohol when they brought their injured daughter to a hospital last Nov. 29. Authorities say the baby had a head injury as well as broken ribs and other broken bones that were in the process of healing.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that defense attorneys say the couple acted responsibly in bringing the baby to the hospital.

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