WEATHERFORD — By CHRISTIN COYNE
A Parker County grand jury last week indicted a man accused of breaking the leg of a 4-year-old Parker County girl.
Randall Jamal Sloan, 25, was indicted on a charge of injury to a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury.
According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, Sloan was watching the daughter of his live-in girlfriend of four years when the May 1 incident occurred at the couple’s home in the 100 block of Jody Lane near Azle. The mother reportedly told investigators that Sloan called her while she was at work and told her that he spanked the girl and now the child’s leg was swelling and she was having trouble walking.
A family member reportedly transported the girl to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where medical staff reported the girl had a fractured left femur, trauma to her abdomen and large bruises on her buttocks, chest, legs and lower back, according to court records.
The girl had emergency surgery on her leg.
Dr. Jayme Coffman at Cook Children’s reportedly told investigator Josh Pitman that the broken bone was consistent with a non-accidental injury and took a great deal of force to cause the injury.
Sloan reportedly told investigators that he pulled the girl off the couch by her leg while attempting to discipline her and, about 20 minutes after she limped crying to her bedroom, saw that her leg was noticeably swollen.
However, he denied causing the marks on the girl’s abdomen, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to CPS, there was a history of domestic violence in the home, as well.
The girl and three other children in the home have been placed in foster care.
Animal cruelty charge
The grand jury also indicted 32-year-old Marquael Odoric Greer, of Lancaster, on a charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals: torture.